A Dandy Duet by: Tom Halladay

A recent tip from yours truly highlighted the Perdomo Fresco. Allow me to expand on this line of great cigars available at Spirits Lakeside in Tuscaloosa. Tobacco grown for these outstanding cigars comes primarily from the fertile Nicaraguan valleys of Esteli, Condega and Jalapa. With the addition of fine corojo, connecticutt and maduro wrappers the Perdomo line of exquisitely crafted cigars are thoughtfully blended for your pleasure.

While Spirits at the Shops of Lake Tuscaloosa would like to stock all styles and sizes room permits only most.

The Perdomo Patriarch is made in honor of Nicholas Perdomo Sr. Available in a corojo, maduro or connecticutt wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler that yields a robust taste, complex yet delicate. At Spirits we offer the corojo and connecticutt in a corona extra size 5 5/8 x 46 for $5.75.

The Perdomo Reserve 10yr Anniversary champagne cigars have a golden U.S. connecticutt wrapper which leads to a smooth and creamy smoke. The Epicure 6 x 54 is a compact toro while the Purito is a fat cigarillo.

Authentic Cuban Style Barrel Aged cigars are the hallmark of the marvelous Perdomo Habano. This cigar offers a unique medium to full-bodied rich in complex flavors with a smooth satisfying finish. At Spirits we stock the corojo, maduro and connecticutt wrapped styles.

The Perdomo Grand Cru is and extremely well-balanced “puro” blended with all cuban-seed (Semilla Habano) wrappers, binders and fillers. These well-aged tobaccos have been hand selected as the “Grand Cru” or “the best of the best” yield from Perdomo’s fields. The maduro is rich and oily.

Perdomo 2 is a box-pressed limited edition cigar blended with 5 year aged seed tobacco. The natural is medium-bodied, smooth and creamy. The maduro is bursting with rich spices on the finish. Spirits keeps both the natural and maduro in a dandy robusto size.

Lastly the Perdomo Lot 23 is the workhorse of the line. Blended using tobacco from the same farm in Esteli Nicaragua the Lot 23 comes in natural and maduro wrappers with Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Lot 23 churchill available at Spirits Lakeside is a complex and creamy medium to full-bodied smoke priced right at $5.25.

Tabacalera Perdomo offers a great line of cigars that are especially well priced. After the punitive SCHIP cigar tax increase of 2009 this company alone held their prices and in some cases reduced favorite parts of the line.

This company is customer friendly. They put out a superior product with every effort made to make it affordable. Not a bad duet; superior quality and affordability.

Please stop by Spirits at the Shops of Lake Tuscaloosa and sample the Perdomo family’s excellence. As Bob Davis would say, “you’ll thank yourself.”

Regards, Tom

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