Padron Damaso No.15 Toro
This Padron Damaso No.15 Toro cigar is made in Nicaragua. Outside, you'll find a Connecticut Shade wrapper. Inside, the binder is Nicaraguan, and the filler is Nicaraguan. The Padron Damaso No.15 is a Mild-Medium bodied light flavored Toro shaped cigar with a length of 6.00 and a ring gauge of 52.
It's nice to take a break from the challenging, intense flavors of the other Padron offerings to enjoy a simple, light smoke with pleasant flavors.
Unlike the traditional blends favored by the company, the Padron Damaso uses a mild Connecticut wrapper to keep things light. Fire it up and pull and you'll be treated to creamy sweetness, a touch of spice, and even some fragrant wood notes. The smoke itself has a medium body, and the draws are a bit looser than you'll find in other Padrons. That's because the Padron Damaso features a rounded Parejo head instead of the usual tapered Figurado tip. The result is a humble, honest smoke that knows what it is - just like its namesake, Damaso himself.
Damaso was the first Padron in Cuba. He immigrated there in the late 1800s from the Canary Islands (one island to another!) Like most new arrivals, he began making a living as a farmer, eventually renting some land for cultivating tobacco. The family reports that he was an honest, decent, hard-working man who taught his children and grandchildren the value of humility. From generation to generation, the family has carried on the traditions of tobacco farming, cigar making, and Damaso's lessons about life.
With two Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year winners and an ever-growing pile of highly-ranked cigars, we have to imagine that Damaso would be extraordinarily proud of his legacy. It's a warm thought that's the perfect pairing with a fine and simple Padron Damaso No.15 Toro cigar.
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