Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro

Quality, tradition and excellence are the Perdomo family’s commitment to making the finest premium, hand-rolled cigars, generation after generation.

Tabacalera Perdomo has its roots in Cuba, where patriarch Silvio Perdomo worked in the H. Upmann and Partagas factories and his son Nicholas Perdomo Sr. followed in his footsteps, eventually joining him until the revolution in 1959. The father and son were anti-Castro and suffered greatly under the regime, with Perdomo eventually escaping to the United States.

The Perdomo 20th Anniversary series celebrates the two decades of producing high-quality handmade cigars. Perdomo Jr. has taken what his father started in his Florida garage and turned it into an empire, with factories and farms of their own making outstanding cigars.

There are seven sizes to choose from, and those sizes lean toward the larger ring gauges. My favorite size of the line is the 6 1/2 inches x 48 Corona Grande. This was suggested by Perdomo Jr. and, in my opinion, best highlights the blend, especially in the Maduro-wrapped version.

All the tobaccos in this blend are from the highest priming of the plant, the leaves that have been in the field the longest and have gotten the most nutrients. This gives them the most flavor and strength, although I don’t characterize it as a particularly powerful cigar. The wrappers are aged an additional 14 months in bourbon barrels to give them a smooth flavor.

The Perdomo Company is vague about the origins of the tobaccos used in their anniversary cigar, listing them only as Cuban Seed Maduro for the wrapper, and Nicaraguan for the binder and filler. As much as I like to know the origin of the components of the cigar, in this case it doesn’t really matter to me as it’s one of my favorite cigars of the last few years. The rich, spicy cocoa flavors give me the satisfaction I look for, and are approachable by a wide range of cigar smokers.

20th Anniversary Maduro

Ring Size: 6 1/2 inches x 48

Wrapper: Cuban Seed Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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