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Perdomo Ships First Installment of Small Batch Series

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Perdomo Cigars has shipped the first of three installments in its new Small Batch Series to retailers.

The collection uses tobaccos that have been aged for 10 years and will come in three wrapper variations released in consecutive months, with a Nicaraguan binder and filler used on all three versions. The debut release features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that the company says offers “a rich smoke with a creamy complexity, slight hints of caramel and cedar, with a smooth, elegant finish.”

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The second release, which is due in April, will use a Nicaraguan sun grown wrapper to give “a spicy-sweet complexity, slight hints of oak and almond, with a rich, satisfying finish.” The series will be completed in May with the release of a Nicaraguan Maduro wrapped version that is “smooth with a natural sweet complexity, hints of dark cocoa and coffee, with a rich, robust finish.”

All the wrappers have been aged in bourbon barrels, according to a press release issued by the company.

Each of the releases will come in four sizes with identical pricing, a 4 x 46 half corona (MSRP $4.99), 4 1/2 x 50 Rothschild ($5.99), 5 x 54 belicoso ($6.50) and 5 1/2 x 54 toro especial ($6.99). Each size comes in 30-count boxes, with an annual production of 3,000 boxes per size in each wrapper being released, and only to a select group of retailers around the world.

The cigars are made at Tabacalera Perdomo in Estelí, Nicaragua.

News of the Perdomo Small Batch Series first surfaced in mid-February when the company informed retailers of a handful of price increases as well as two other new lines set to be released this year, Perdomo Special Craft Series, and Perdomo Factory Tour Blend.

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