Nice Ash – Cigar Reviews by Brian Massey

Perdomo Lot 23 Toro

Here at JR Cigars, we try to keep moving forward and introducing new lines to our already huge inventory.  So we’re pleased to announce that we’re now carrying cigars from Perdomo!  Perdomo is a brand that’s always requested by our customers and we worked hard to add this line to our inventory.

I’m going to review Perdomo’s Lot 23 cigar and wanted to talk about the process that went into creating this sweet smoke. The Lot 23 cigar is blended with a 2001 harvest of bale-aged Cuban Corojo and Criollo ’98 tobaccos grown exclusively on a virgin plot of land discovered by Nick Perdomo and his late father, Nick Sr named Lot 23.  When Nick went to create this cigar, he found that the tobacco that came from Lot 23 did not blend well with foreign tobaccos.  He decided to create a blend with tobacco that came exclusively from this field and found that this blend worked the best out of all his creations.

So the powers that be handed me a 5 pack of Toros and I was told to “knock myself out”.   Just looking at the cigar you can tell you’re in for a real treat.  It was well rolled with a decent weight and construction to it and the band is a true work of art.  The Connecticut seed wrapper had a few thin veins and a nice sheen to it. I cut the cigar traditionally with my guillotine and took a few dry draws to determine what may lie ahead.   I could immediately taste the richness of the tobacco in the dry draw so I was really excited to fire it up.   Right away the cigar delivered with a great rustic flavor and medium bodied strength.   The smoke was thick and there was a ton of it and the burn line and draw were perfect.  There was a distinct flavor carried throughout the entire life of this cigar and was just phenomenal.  This flavor will make you want to smoke this cigar over and over again.   The flavors I got were earth tones mixed with leather and a bit of coffee with a nice, rich, nutty flavor that accompanied the finish.  With its delightful yet subtle complexity – it remains consistent throughout the whole smoke.  I love it when cigars deliver something that’s completely unique!  The cigar finished the same way it started: fantastic!  I’m very excited that we’ll now be carrying the Lot 23 here at JR Cigars.

Overall this is one of the best “bang for the buck” cigars I have ever smoked.  The Lot 23 delivers on all things that make a cigar awesome:  Great price, great flavor, great draw, and something unique in the flavor profile.  Trust me – you want to try this cigar and at our prices how can you possibly say no?

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