It is always great to see the Perdomo family at any event, especially a trade show. They exhibit a certain level of class, respect and professionalism that sets a gold standard. The same feel comes from their products hence why the words “Quality, Tradition and Excellence” grace the cover of their boxes. They were in the same booth we saw last year which Nick tells us he loves better for its lower cost and improved layout.
Many people anticipated the 30th Anniversary to make its glorious debut at the 2022 PCA Trade Show and Convention. However, even the vertically integrated Perdomo’s aren’t immune to set backs. This is due to delays and issues with their bands and box inserts which are made in Europe. Nick tells us instead that we will see 30th Anniversary next year as he has decided not to push it out there as soon as the proper materials are available. He did tell us however we can expect to see visuals by this Fall.
Perdomo makes almost everything that goes into their products except the paper products like the bands. They even make their own cellophane for the cigars and staples for the boxes. However, they are certainly not alone on this problem. The entire industry has been plagued by shortages and setbacks ever since the pandemic began in 2022. While it is getting better with time, it isn’t over yet.
In terms of the actual cigars, according to Nick they have been rolled since January of this year and the tobaccos themselves are over five years old. That means when the cigars are released next year they will have two years of age on them. Nick said that the cigars are Nicaraguan puros and will feature the first sun grown wrapper they have grown in Esteli. Nick also said that due to strong winds in the Esteli region, they dug a portion of the Natalie farm, named after his daughter, seven feet below the rest of the farm to create the effect of a wind deflector to keep the leaves from being damaged.
Nick said that he also produced a shade grown crop at that farm as well that he says they enjoy better than the sun grown crop, mostly due to the fact it was more oily, more elastic and still produced a strong flavor. Nick says this will be the first Cuban-seed shade grown crop they have ever grown calling it very stout, rich and very complex. This is shaping up to be a big release which probably comes to no surprise. The last release that the Perdomo’s had was a re-work of their 10th Anniversary Sun Grown and Maduro lines with the latter receiving multiple Cigar of the Year awards and other critical acclaim.
Be sure to check out our interview with Nick Perdomo below.