Word of three new lines coming from Perdomo has begun to leak out, as a company representative posted details of the new Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage on CigarBid.com Wednesday afternoon.
There will be three wrappers in the line: Sun Grown, Connecticut and Maduro, with the same four sizes being made in each version, for a total of 12 new facings. The announced sizes are a 5 x 56 robusto, 6 x 56 epicure, 7 x 56 churchill and 6 1/2 x 60 gordo extra.
From the post:
We are very excited to let you know about the newest upcoming release from Perdomo Cigars! The New Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage is a blend of our finest and most cherished 12 year old fillers, binders, and wrappers. These rare tobaccos have been carefully bale aged for ten years and then barrel aged for an additional two years! Using our proprietary double-aging process, each leaf of seco, viso, ligero, binder, and wrapper is aged in charred, white oak bourbon barrels. This unique double-aging process ensures the perfect color, texture, aroma, and flavor in these tobaccos, making each cigar a well-balanced and full-flavored smoking experience.
A photo of the new project has also been seen on several Perdomo-affilated accounts on Facebook, including Nick Perdomo’s. A formal announcement is expected to be made by the company on Friday.
Update (June 9, 2014) Perdomo Cigars issued the following press release about the new Double Aged 12 Years Vintage lines today:
The New Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Cigar Brand to Debut at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV
June 9, 2014 (Miami, Fla.)–Tabacalera Perdomo is proud to introduce the new and highly anticipated Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage cigar brand at the IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 20 – 23, 2014.
The Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage is a blend of Perdomo’s finest and most cherished 12 year old fillers, binders, and wrappers. These rare tobaccos have been carefully bale aged for ten years and then barrel aged for an additional two years. Using a proprietary double‐aging process, each leaf of seco, viso, ligero, binder, and wrapper is aged in charred, white oak bourbon barrels. This unique double‐aging process ensures the perfect color, texture, aroma, and flavor in these tobaccos, making each cigar a well‐balanced and full‐flavored smoking experience.
The first release, scheduled for July 2014, will be in a beautiful Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, offering a smooth smoke with a creamy complexity, slight hints of caramel and cedar, with a rich, buttery finish. The second release, scheduled for September 2014, will be in a rich Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper, offering a smooth smoke with a spicy‐ sweet complexity, slight hints of oak and almond, with a long warming finish. The third release, scheduled for November 2014, will be in an oily Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper, offering a smooth smoke with a natural sweet complexity, hints of dark cocoa and coffee, with a rich, robust finish. Perdomo will release a limited production of only 240,000 cigars per wrapper, equaling only 2,500 total boxes per size. The 2014 release will only be offered to 250 of the finest retailers world‐wide.
Created using the Perdomo family’s time‐honored Cuban traditions, each Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage blend pairs extremely well with the finest Scotch whisky, bourbon, rum, cognac, port, red wine, craft beer, or coffee. Beautifully presented in stunning 24‐count boxes, these blends will be offered in the following four sizes: Robusto (5 x 56) MSRP $10.00, Epicure (6 x 56) MSRP $10.50, Churchill (7 x 56) MSRP $11.00, and Gordo Extra (6 1/2 x 60) MSRP $11.50 (excluding state and local taxes).
“Our family has been truly blessed over the years with a loyal and dedicated staff both in Nicaragua and the United States. We are extremely grateful to the retailers and consumers who have supported us through the years and continue to share our enthusiasm and passion for our premium hand‐made cigars. I’m extremely proud of this brand and we are very excited to share these special cigars,” states Nick Perdomo, Jr.