Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged Maduro
These cigars take quite a lot of work to put together. It starts on Perdomo farms across Nicaragua, where high-quality Cuban-seed leaves of the blend are grown: Seco from Condega, Viso from Jalapa, and Ligero from Estelí. Instead of being combined and rolled into cigars, this leaf is harvested, cured, and then set to age in storage for 4-6 years, depending on which leaf we’re talking about. This gives the tobacco a chance to mature and achieve a more refined flavor profile.
For many cigars, that would be enough, but Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maduro cigars are a whole other kind of stogie. Once the first phase of aging is complete, it’s time to bust out the whiskey barrels. The Maduro wrappers then spend 14 months in the second phase of aging and infusion, soaking up some of the woody, smoky, and sweet notes of bourbon. The result is a smoke that isn’t super boozy but instead carries some of the subtle notes of whiskey. It’s a layer of complexity that takes a good cigar and makes it something else entirely.
Cigar Aficionado gave it 90 points, bringing the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maduro cigar into the upper echelon of smokes on the market. They described the flavor profile as “persistent earthiness complemented by notes of cocoa nib, dried fruit, and sweet nougat.” Combined with the medium-full strength, we find that this blend really has a lot to offer. For fans of dark blends, you’ll find that this one isn’t your average Maduro. Thanks to that bourbon barrel aging, this is a special smoke that scratches an itch you might not even know you had.
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Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged Maduro FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Natural tobacco, sweet cedar, bread, coffee.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged Maduro cigars are for fans of dark flavors who want something interesting in their next smoke.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
The taste is very satisfying. You’ll want long pulls of this one, and won’t let it go early.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Perdomo as usual recommends scotch and bourbon for a pairing. We’ll call out Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon, if you’re in the mood to go all in on smoky wood notes.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
The first fire pit use on a chilly fall day.
This blend really flies under the radar. Going by the reviews, there’s pretty much no one who’s disappointed by this maduro.