IPCPR 2019: Perdomo

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While it’s hard to pick a favorite booth on the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show floor, Perdomo’s is one that seems to keep coming back to the top of my list, and as I’ve joked before, not because it reminds me of a sports arena with its LED video screens and center-hung halo ring.

It’s a long, rectangular booth that is laid out incredibly cleanly, with product lines grouped in windows that allow the sales people an easy way to walk around the booth and take orders, with four retail displays in the middle of the booth that provide an example of how to merchandise the company’s cigars in a humidor. There’s also Nick Perdomo’s elaborate drum set which gets fired up every so often, though we have covered that before. The set does appear to have gotten bigger, however, leading me to wonder how many drums one drummer needs at one time, but that’s another story. As for what was in the booth, there’s an updated line this year while one of the company’s core lines gets an updated look.

Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut
The ESV line gets a new blend by way of tobacco from the company’s Finca Natalie farm in Estelí, Nicaragua, which is named for Perdomo’s daughter. Perdomo says it’s one of the company’s most stout blends, though also one of the most special versions of the ESV given that it uses tobaccos from the first crops of the Natalie farm. The Connecticut is the only one of the three versions that isn’t a Nicaraguan puro, getting its wrapper from Ecuador.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut Regente (5 x 54) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut Imperio (6 x 54) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut Prestigio (6 1/2 x 54) — $13 (Box of 20, $260)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut Aristocrata (7 x 54) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut Phantom (6 1/2 x 60) — $14 (Box of 20, $280)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut Imperio Coffin Gift Set (6 x 54) — $13 (Box of 6, $78)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Connecticut Executive Collection (5 x 54) — $12 (Box of 30, $360)

Release Date: September 2019

Production: Regular Production


Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro

In addition to the notes above, the Estate Seleccion Vintage is being limited to just 133 retailers across the country as a thank you for their commitment to Perdomo Cigars. While not a limited edition, Perdomo said he’ll have about 953,000 cigars between the different sizes and wrappers to be able to offer in this current batch.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro Regente (5 x 54) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro Imperio (6 x 54) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro Prestigio (6 1/2 x 54) — $13 (Box of 20, $260)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro Aristocrata (7 x 54) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro Phantom (6 1/2 x 60) — $14 (Box of 20, $280)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro Imperio Coffin Gift Set (6 x 54) — $13 (Box of 6, $78)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Maduro Executive Collection (5 x 54) — $12 (Box of 30, $360)

Release Date: September 2019

Production: Regular Production


Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown

Like other lines in the company’s portfolio, it’s available in three wrapper options and five sizes, as well as a gift set featuring six Imperio vitolas in coffins, and the Executive Collection, which features 10 Regentes in each wrapper option, for a total of 30 cigars in one package with convenient fold out trays.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown Regente (5 x 54) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown Imperio (6 x 54) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown Prestigio (6 1/2 x 54) — $13 (Box of 20, $260)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown Aristocrata (7 x 54) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown Phantom (6 1/2 x 60) — $14 (Box of 20, $280)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown Imperio Coffin Gift Set (6 x 54) — $13 (Box of 6, $78)
  • Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage Sungrown Executive Collection (5 x 54) — $12 (Box of 30, $360)

Release Date: July 2019

Production: Regular Production

 

Perdomo Lot 23 Rebranding

Perdomo is updating the look of its Lot 23 line to be both more modern and more in line with the company’s other lines. The Connecticut, Sungrown and Maduro lines will each get a shinier look by way of holograms on the vistas and shelf talkers as they head out to retail shelves in the fourth quarter of 2019. The blend and price points all remains the same, though what had been previously referred to as the Lot 23 Natural is changing its name to Lot 23 Sungrown.

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Patrick Lagreid
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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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