The Padrón Special Releases selection comes in two stunning ultra-premium varieties. The Padrón 1926 40th Anniversary was made to celebrate the company’s 40th year in the business, and the Padrón 80 Years was made in honor of Jose Orlando Padrón’s 80th birthday. I’ve smoked them both and can tell you firsthand that these two celebratory sticks are top-notch. The dark maduro-wrapped 80 Years was full in body, yet very smooth with some subtle notes of spice and tons of chocolate and coffee flavors. The 40th Anniversary is a creamy-textured masterpiece brimming with velvety notes of espresso, caramel, vanilla, and a dash of pepper. Padrón Special Releases are very limited in quantity; it took a while to get my hands on them, but boy, were they ever worth the wait!