Nick Perdomo and family were in attendance at PCA 2023 yet again, in power suits and the same booth we have seen the last few years. A nice open format with plenty of room for everyone to come through and browse the wares of the Perdomo family. I wish there was a little more Perdomo theme going on though because at times it looks more like an empty rectangle of tables and chairs. But functionality over aesthetics is something I don’t mind swapping out.
Last year at PCA 2022, the Perdomos were supposed to unveil their 30th Anniversary cigar. However, with delays in packing and printing from their partners over in Europe, Nick decided to let those cigar’s sit and rest for a year and drop them here at PCA 2023, which is what he did.
One of the first things Nick told us was that he didn’t even seen the packaging until Friday night since Arthur Kemper and his son, Nicholas, had worked on the design as a surprise. While different on its own, it still carry’s that classic Perdomo regal style with plenty of gold foil and color.
Like most of the Perdomo brands, it will come in Connecticut, Sun Grown and Maduro variations. It will also be available in five box-pressed vitolas, continuing the standard of consistency that Perdomo has built its name on. The Connecticut uses a fifteen-year-old bourbon barrel-aged Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, the Sun Grown uses a Cuban-seed Nicaraguan sun grown wrapper and the Maduro uses a Cuban-seed Nicaraguan grown maduro wrapper, all of which are over Nicaraguan binder and filler.
Nick had told us that the only thing different about 30th Anniversary from the other Perdomo brands is this time they box pressed the Connecticut and had to use wax paper in the molds to prevent the Ecuadorian Connecticut leaves from bruising. In addition, Nick said they would only be opening 75 retailer accounts with the 30th Anniversary. For context, there are currently approximately over 5,000 stores that actually carry Perdomo cigars. Nick said part of this is due to the limited production nature of this cigar, one part of that being that the tobacco is all 15 years old, coming from the 2007/2008 crop in Nicaragua at Perdomo’s farm. The planning and process of this cigar began shortly after the release of Perdomo’s 20th Anniversary line and that work on Perdomo 40th Anniversary is already underway.
Pricing is set between $12 – $14 dollars and is available in the following sizes: Robusto (5 x 54),
Epicure (6 x 54), Gordo (6 x 60), Churchill (7 x 54), and Torpedo (7 x 54). Expect to see these at a Perdomo retailer near in in the Fall. Check out our interview with Nick below and don’t miss Nick as we host him on The Smokin Tabacco Show next week July 26th at 7PM ET and we will smoke the Perdomo 30th Anniversary with him.
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Born and raised in New England, Matthew Tabacco began smoking cigars and living up to his unique namesake in 2017. What began as just a social indulgence became a world of everything premium cigars- learning from some of the biggest and best in the business. From casual smoking to lighting up on the hit podcast The Smokin Tabacco Show, Matthew can usually be found in some of the largest smoke shops in the Northeast enjoying a cigar, talking business, or preparing for a show.