For those that have been fans of Perdomo for a while, the name Perdomo Habano isn’t new. But, the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged is!
Perdomo introduced this latest iteration of their Habano line at the IPCPR Tobacco Show in July 2015. They began to ship to a handful of retailers in October of 2015 and have been steadily increasing in popularity ever since.
This line is available in three different blends — Connecticut, Sungrown and Maduro:
An Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper brings us a mild to medium bodied cigar with a rich, creamy smoke and buttery smooth finish.
The Nicaraguan Sungrown wrapper delivers a medium bodied experience with rich earthy flavors and subtle hints of spice
A Nicaraguan Maduro version offers a medium-to-full bodied smoke with rich, robust flavors of dark cocoa and roasted coffee.
Each blend gets several months of aging in good old American Bourbon Barrels; the Connecticut gets six months while the Sungrown gets 10 months and the Maduro gets 14 months.
For the fillers and binders, Perdomo is using four-year aged seco leaves from the Condega Valley, five-year aged viso leaves from the Jalapa Valley and six-year aged ligero leaves from the Estelí Valley. The result is a complex blend of aromatic tobaccos that deliver sweetness and bolder, fuller flavors in a balance of strength, taste and finish.
The cigars are being released in five sizes, all of which come in 24-count boxes: Robusto (5 x 54), Epicure (6 x 54), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54), Churchill (7 x 54) and Gordo (6 x 60).
During an intensive tasting session with our Perdomo rep, “Uncle” Walt Cukier, we put all three blends through their paces and all three were very well received. Each paired well with the evening’s libations — Dalmore 12yr, Four Roses Small Batch and Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask.