A couple days ago, @tobacconistu (Tobbaconist University) asked people to identify a cigar. I guessed and was correct. Today, David Sanova of Cigar Aficionado confirmed:

They’ve smoked more than 1,000 test cigars, and now the Padrón family has selected a final blend and shape for its newest Padrón Family Reserve cigar. The Padrón Family Reserve No. 46 will be a dark corona gorda measuring 5 1/2 inches long by 56 ring gauge. The squared off, trunk-pressed smoke is being made with some of the Padrón’s oldest tobaccos and will go on sale on September 8, the 46th anniversary of the founding of the company by José O. Padrón.

Last year’s release, the longer but thinner Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro (it measures 6 by 52) was Cigar Aficionado’s No. 1 Cigar of 2009.

The price of the No. 46 has yet to be determined, but expect it to be in the neighborhood of $25, the suggested retail price of the No. 45.

Padrón Cigars, which is headquartered in Miami, makes all of its cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua, at its Tabacos Cubanica factory.

@tobacconistu called it “perhaps the greatest cigar ever created” – September 8th is only a little more than a month away. No word if this will be show at IPCPR, although I’d imagine some will be there.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.