The highlighted release from Perdomo this year has begun arriving at retail, as several stores have reported receiving the Double Aged 12 Year Vintage in recent days.

The cigar was announced in early June in a rather unique way, with a post on announcing the cigar’s pending arrival. The line is available in three wrappers: Sun Grown, Connecticut and Maduro, with the same four sizes being made in each version, for a total of 12 new facings. There are four sizes in each wrapper version:  5 x 56 robusto ($10), 6 x 56 epicure ($10.50), 7 x 56 churchill ($11) and 6 1/2 x 60 gordo extra ($11.50).

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Perdomo describes the cigar as “a blend of our finest and most cherished 12 year old fillers, binders, and wrappers.” The tobacco used in the cigar has been bale aged for ten years and then barrel aged for an additional two years via the company’s proprietary double-aging process. Each leaf is then aged in charred, white oak bourbon barrels, which Perdomo says “ensures the perfect color, texture, aroma, and flavor in these tobaccos, making each cigar a well-balanced and full-flavored smoking experience.”

Patrick Lagreid

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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.