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Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sungrown Epicure

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sungrown is available like all other Perdomo cigars as a Connecticut, Sungrown or Maduro wrapper. It’s been an interesting journey for the family…

The Perdomo story begins in Cuba where Silvio Perdomo began his cigar journey. He would be followed by his son Nicholas Perdomo into the cigar industry as well until the Cuban Revolution in 1959 forced them from their homeland. His son Nicholas Perdomo would serve in the U.S. Navy and work as an air traffic controller before following in the footsteps of his family.

In August, 1992 Nicholas Perdomo Jr would launch Nick Sticks which would become Perdomo Cigars. So in true cigar industry fashion the 30th Anniversary was late by a year which in Latin American culture makes it on time.

Today the company has Nicholas Perdomo, III as part of the operation making it a four generation tobacco family. In a press release he said, “,” states NichThese handcrafted masterpieces embody my parents’ unrivaled dedication to creating the finest premium handmade cigars, combining artisanal techniques with a deep passion for excellence. The Perdomo 30th Anniversary is blended with exquisite 15-year aged tobaccos which are carefully hand-selected from our most prestigious farms located in Estelí, Condega, and the famed Jalapa valley in Nicaragua. We blended these cigars to not only be rich in flavor, but also to be exceptionally smooth on the pallet with a balanced complexity and slight hints of sweetness.

Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sungrown
Size: 6 x 54 Epicure (Toro)
Wrapper: Nicaragua Sungrown
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Debut: November 2023
Box Count: 30

The Cigar: The Perdomo 30th is an elaborate band that has a lot of intricate detailers. It’s primary color is red for Sungrown with the Maduro coming in blue and the Connecticut in gold. The soft box pressed cigar has a lot of oils and is firmly packed with no voids of tobacco under the fingers. In the hand the cigar feels slightly heavy for its size.

The Taste: The cold draw has some of that classic bourbon barrel aging that Perdomo is known for that imparts a sweetness with hints of oak. The foot of the cigar has a similar profile along with a touch of raisin sweetness. Once the cigar is toasted and lit there is a subtle sour citrus component.

As we smoke our way into the first third notes imparted from the bourbon barrel aging is easily identifiable with hints of oak and corn and a lengthy leathery finish that lingers into the next puff. As the first third comes to a close notes of almonds begin to emerge along with some subtle cocoa.

In the second third of the cigar the almond begins to shine where it takes on a bit of a marzipan profile. For those that don’t know marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar, honey, and almond meal, sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. As the second third comes to a close notes of oak and almonds linger on the finish which are intensified by the retrohale that also sees some pepper and leather added to the mix.

The final third sees almonds continue to be the focal point with notes of coffee, leather and a subtle cocoa. The cigar is smooth and balanced with an enjoyable aroma right down til the final puff with about a half inch left. The cigar finishes with a nice amount of spice on the retrohale and aroma.

Conclusion: There are a few companies that use barrel aging and Perdomo as well as La Aurora do it the right away. There are some companies that have attempted this but the intricacies of the barrel are imparted to potently in the cigar where it takes away from the natural flavors of the tobacco. Yes, it does impart certain characteristics but it has become a part of the flavor profile you expect from Perdomo cigars. There have been a few Perdomo smokes that have become instant classics in my eyes including the original release of the Edicion de Silva which was in a chest, the Perdomo 10th Maduro & Sungrown and now the Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sungrown and Connecticut can join the list. Simply put this is an incredible cigar that should please Perdomo fans and bring in a few new fans of the line as well.

Score: 94
Price: $12.50 (Before any local or state taxes)

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