Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Maduro Arriving in Stores


Perdomo has completed the release of its new Small Batch 2005 Series, with the maduro version currently arriving in stores after shipping started on May 18.

The company kicked off the line with the Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Connecticut, which was released in March, followed by the Sun Grown version, which shipped in mid-to-late April. The Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Connecticut Rothschild received an 87 on halfwheel in April.


This third installment uses a Nicaraguan maduro wrapper over the same blend of Nicaraguan fillers as the other two versions use, and each wrapper variation is being released in the same four sizes and prices: Half Corona (4 x 46, $4.99), Rothschild (4 1/2 x 50, $5.99), Belicoso (5 x 54, $6.50) and Toro Especial (5 1/4 x 54). All sizes are limited to 3,000 boxes per vitola, per wrapper for a total of 1.08 million cigars.

Perdomo says the tobacco for the Small Batch 2005 release was aged for 10 years and the wrappers spent some time in bourbon barrels. All the cigars are made at Tabacalera Perdomo in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Next month, Perdomo is scheduled to release its latest project, the Special Craft Series, another trio of cigars that are geared towards beer fans and beer pairings. Details about another new line, the Perdomo Factory Tour, have yet to be announced.

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