Nick’s Sticks-Little Havana Maduro

While browsing the humidor at a local shop recently, I ran across the cigar up for review today. I was drawn to the price, and after a few seconds I realized I was looking at Perdomo cigars. I didn’t know this initially since Perdomo is nowhere on the band. A little history… Before the Tabacalera Perdomo cigar company existed, Nick Perdomo called it “Nick’s Cigar Company.” This cigar comes in three different wrappers – Maduro, Connecticut, and Sun Grown. As you’ve gathered by now, I will be trying the Maduro this time. Let’s get to it.


Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder & Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Toro 5 1/2 x 54

Price: Around $3.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The dark maduro wrapper had a few medium to large veins, and was pretty rugged looking. The wrapper had a natural sweet tobacco odor, while the foot was more of a sweet earthiness. The pre-light draw was a little tight, and had an earthy taste. Overall the cigar was pretty tightly packed, so I suspect this is why the draw was snug.

The burn required a couple minor touch up’s, and the ash held for just about an inch.




The first third initially had pepper though the sinus that packed a little punch, and an easy earthy flavor wrapped things up. After about an inch in, an elusive sweet note was noticed and I never really pinned down what it was. There were woody flavors that combined with the earthiness, and the pepper pretty much stayed consistent. While good, the overall flavor profile had a rough start. But it started to come together and became more enjoyable at time went on.


Overall the second third seemed more refined and smoother. That punchy pepper once again was a constant. The earthiness became a background note that would vary in strength. A bitter sweet flavor became prominent. It wasn’t full blown bitter chocolate, but was similar. There was a tingle on the lips upon exhaling the smoke. It felt like cinnamon but not full blown cinnamon taste.


The last third pretty much stayed the same as the second third. The peppery spice may have calmed down a little, but it never lost it’s kick. Other then that, paste my comments about the second third here.



This was a decent medium to full bodied cigar. Despite the rough start and simple flavor profile, I enjoyed it. I also think it lives up to it’s price point. Obviously I wouldn’t pay premium cigar prices for this cigar. I can only suggest that you judge for yourself. For around $3.00 you don’t have much to lose.

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