September 17, 2012

Ron Bacardi Anejo & Padron 1964

This time we got to try the Padron 1964 Anniversary Series, which is another stick that’s been sitting in our humidors waiting to be paired and we were excited to get to this one. The idea for this pair actually came from a photo by @padroncigars on Instagram.

About the Padron 1964 Series

The Padron 1964 Anniversary Series was introduced to the cigar world in 1994 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Padron cigars. These cigars are of limited production to ensure the impeccable quality that they have seemed to master.  This cigar is a box-pressed Nicaraguan puro with an effortless draw similar to the 1926 and with big, rich flavors of cocoa and vanilla.

About the Ron Bacardi Anejo

Bacardi Anejo is a blend of rums that have been aged for up to six years in oak barrels. This aging lends smoothness and sweet notes of vanilla and caramel. Bacardi says to enjoy this rum neat or on the rocks.

About the pairing

Firstly, we didn’t find this to be a good pair. I feel that we need to give the cigar another try because the alcohol flavor in the rum really overpowered the taste of the cigar. After trying the Padron 1926, we didn’t find this cigar to have as much complexity or strong tasting notes, but that could very well be because of the rum. So, we look forward to our next pair with the Padron 1964 and trying to find a great pair to try with it. So, if you have any suggestions, please let us know what you think works well!

SIDE NOTE: We also tried the Taylor Fladgate 20-year-old tawny port with this cigar and interestingly enough, found that it didn’t pair well either. That goes to show that not all types of drinks go with all types of cigars, since we all really enjoyed the tawny port with the Padron 1926.

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