Perdomo cigars are the true story of an underdog, a refugee from political violence who came to the United States with nothing and wound up running a cigar empire. Nick Perdomo Sr. came from a family that had a long history in the cigar industry, going back decades. Sadly, when the communists took over Cuba, their skills became less important to the government, and his father was jailed for being an anti-communist, while Nick Perdomo Sr. was shot for alleged ties to Batista (no such ties existed, and Batista was never a cigar smoker. He was just trying to learn more about the cigar industry, one of Cuba’s largest imports at the time). With the help of the Catholic church, Nick Perdomo Sr. found himself in the United States as a refugee from political violence, with no money to his name and no place to lay his head. From this humble beginning, Perdomo would go on to be a name recognized in the cigar world.
But how does the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sungrown Churchill smoke? Well, it’s a fantastic cigar, as any cigar that has been barrel-aged should be. The wrapper is sun grown, and it is aged as usual, and then aged for an additional ten months in a bourbon barrel. The wrapper is then wrapped around the filler tobaccos, some of the finest that Esteli, Jalapa, and Condega, Nicaragua, have to offer. This offering from Perdomo is a medium-full bodied smoke, with a flavor of earth and leather and notes of spice that are so common in tobacco grown in Nicaragua. If you’re looking for a great cigar at a shop or a great cigar from an online shop, there are few cigars aged with bourbon that will be as flavorful.