Perdomo Hits Homerun with Double Aged Vintage 12 year
  • Only $10-$12 / cigar for a premium smoke
  • Draws like a dream.
  • Flavor best in class.
  • Only smoke full-bodied? Its not for you.
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Perdomo Ash 2If you could melt butter and form it into a cigar, its highly possible it would be the new Perdomo Double Aged Vintage 12 year. My palette typically yearns for medium-to-full bodied cigars with a slant towards fuller. So I took a leap of faith when I jumped into the new Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar from the house of Nick Perdomo.

For those of you less versed in cigar profiles, a Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar is typically champagne to bright gold in color.  The brighter shaded wrapper versus the iconic darker brown cigars, indicates a lighter, creamier flavor. In addition, the darker sticks offer more earthy + spicy notes and can be harder to smoke for beginners.

Conversely, once you have developed a taste for cigars, its common to prefer medium-to-fuller bodied cigars for a more robust smoke. So for me to go to the lighter bodied 12 year old Perdomo was akin to me going back in time when I’d mix water with my scotch to soften it up. Now, as a grown man, I prefer my scotch hard and straight and my cigars full and dark!

However, Cheryl at Cigar Towne in Houston’s Energy Corridor told me it was a phenomenal smoke and based on what she knew I liked, this would be a stick I’d enjoy. Considering Cheryl has yet to let me down with a recommendation, I went for it. The worst that could happen is I’d never buy one again and move on. The best that could happen was literally what happened shortly after I fired it up.

I not only enjoyed the cigar, I fell in love with it. Since my last Perdomo Double Aged Vintage 12 year rendezvous, I can’t go a few minutes without wanting another one.  When I don’t have one near by, all I can imagine is it sitting quietly in a humidor waiting for me patiently while it continues to age further into perfection.

To put the age of the tobaccos in this cigar into perspective, consider 2 wars were fought by the USA,  Psy’s megahit Gangnam Style received over 2 billion hits on YouTube and 4 FIFA World Cups have come and pass while each tobacco leaf aged gracefully into what you can now hold in your hand today.

And like a fine ballerina, this cigar’s smoke pirouettes in your mouth with utter grace and agility. From the moment you light Perdomo’s new cigar can’t you find even a hint of harshness. Also considering its a wrapped with Connecticut Shade tobacco, the flavor profile is a solid medium bodied smoke.

Here is what Perdomo says about their cigar on their website:

“The New Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage is a blend of our finest and most cherished 12 year old fillers, binders, and wrappers. These rare tobaccos have been carefully bale aged for ten years and then barrel aged for an additional two years! Using our proprietary double-aging process, each leaf of seco, viso, ligero, binder, and wrapper is aged in charred, white oak bourbon barrels. This unique double-aging process ensures the perfect color, texture, aroma, and flavor in these tobaccos, making each cigar a well-balanced and full-flavored smoking experience.”

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Seco: Condega
Viso: Jalapa
Ligero: Esteli

I hate to sound like a cigar groupie, but I couldn’t agree more. The cigar I smoked, which is pictured above, held its ash so tightly I was able to lay it on its side to take a picture of it. This is not an indication of flavor, but build quality which by itself deserves a top rating.

Add all that to a meager $10 – $12 price tag and I can only imagine Perdomo having a hard time keeping up with demand!

If you let me, I will rave about this cigar all day long, but I hope you can step out and try one  yourself. Cigar Towne in the Energy Corridor carries them for sure and they will soon be getting the Sun Grown variation of this cigar.

Give one a try and let me know what you think!

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