5 Vegas Gold Anniversary
The late Henry "Kiki" Berger was well known, well-liked, and highly celebrated in the cigar industry. The son of a Cuban cigar maker, Kiki absorbed the lessons of his father both in the fields of pre-communist Cuba and later while rolling cigars alongside his family in their Miami garage. Before his death during the cigar boom of the 1990s, Kiki's father encouraged him to secure quality tobacco in Nicaragua. At the time, due to the boom, prices were sky high, and cigar manufacturers grappled with finding a good product.
Kiki took his father’s advice, and with the new product secure, Kiki and a group of friends founded World Cigars and began producing 5 Vegas Cigars. Eventually, Nestor Plasencia and their family were handed the reigns of the 5 Vegas brand. Nestor Plasencia was the man behind the best-selling 5 Vegas Gold line, but to celebrate this anniversary, they brought in another cigar industry master blender, Nick Perdomo, to collaborate on and produce 5 Vegas Gold Anniversary cigars.
Nick Perdomo is the man behind Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne Cigars and the Perdomo Lot 23, which both make nice work of the Connecticut shade wrapper, so it’s exciting to see what he can do with this Connecticut stick.
5 Vegas Gold Anniversary cigars are produced at Perdomo's Nicaraguan factory, known locally as "El Monstro." The facility is said to be the second-largest cigar manufacturing operation in Nicaragua. These cigars feature a golden, nearly seamless Connecticut shade wrapper. An aged blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers contributes some spice to this otherwise mild cigar. Once burning, this golden number delivers flavors of leather, wood, spice, and toast.
Please enjoy 5 Vegas Gold Anniversary cigars at your leisure.
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5 Vegas Gold Anniversary FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Wood, leather, spice, toast.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Anyone who loves a complex walk on the mild side. It’s also a great entry point for newer smokers.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
Yes, and then you’re going to wish Rumpelstiltskin were around to weave you another golden stick. Or just order more, and you’ve spun your own gold.
What’s a good pairing with it?
5 Vegas Gold Anniversary cigars go best with morning coffee and the golden hour after sunrise. Absolutely beautiful.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Just after sunrise with your favorite coffee. Use it as a meditation to clear your head before the day, or use it to plan the day ahead.
If you’re looking for something with more kick, try our 5 Vegas Cask Strength cigars.