Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Connecticut
First of all, what does that super long name mean? What’s double aging?
Tobacco can be aged in lots of different ways – in leaf form, after rolling into a cigar, in your humidor, etc. The case with these 12 Year cigars from Perdomo was twofold. First, the company aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan tobacco in bales for a decade. We can barely wait for our pizza to cool off before taking that first bite that scalds the roof of our mouth, so we have to imagine it was hard to keep the tobacco resting after so many years. You obviously can’t rush these things, so that’s what it took.
After the leaves were done doing a full felony stretch with no time off for good behavior, they got sent right into charred white oak bourbon barrels. This go-round, it was just a two-year stint, though. It gave them just enough time to get infused with a touch of whiskey flavor, and then they were finally ready to get out into the real world and get smoked. Perdomo lovingly laid an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper leaf on them and shed a tear as the delivery truck rolled away to bring the cigars to our houses so we could finally enjoy them.
Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Connecticut cigars offer mild to medium strength “creamy smoke with hints of caramel and cedar, with a rich, buttery finish.” Sounds delish! These are decently dessert-y, and go great with that after-dinner whiskey. The flavor of booze in the cigar itself won’t be powerful, so there’s no reason not to pour a glass of the good stuff. Scotch and bourbon specifically were called out by the company, so grab your fav and get to pouring.
We’ve waited long enough. Let’s light these babies up and see what aged tobacco is all about.
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Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Connecticut FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Cedar, caramel, nuts, light spice.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Connecticut cigars are for folks who want a somewhat mild blend with that interesting whiskey kick lingering somewhere in the background of the flavor profile.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s cracking 90 points with some reviewers, so it should be an all-the-way smoke.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Perdomo recommends scotch or bourbon. It’s your pick, but these are bourbon barrel aged cigars, if that sways you.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
These are meant to be seriously enjoyed. If you don’t have quality alone time, this may not be the blend you want to reach for.
Some people expect a lot of liquor flavor in the cigar, but the barrel aging just doesn’t produce it. They aren’t dipped, you know?