Perdomo Cuban Bullet Version 2.0

John, the local Perdomo rep was at Ed’s shop to help celebrate the 5th anniversary of St. Pete Cigars. He was nice enough to hand out a lot of cigars, including what I am reviewing today. The Cuban Bullet was cancelled in 2007. It is now back, hence the “Version 2.0” written on the band. The cigar comes in 3 different wrapper variations and four sizes. As always, I paired this cigar with water. Here’s what I found…


Wrapper: Cuban seed

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: Around $3.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The tan wrapper had a nice appearance with small to medium sized veins. The odor of the wrapper was earthy/soily, and the foot had earth with a mild pepper. The pre-light draw was good, with some resistance. The pre-light taste was earthy and dark tasting natural tobacco. Overall the cigar was evenly and solidly packed with tobacco, with barely a soft or hard spot.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for about an inch.



First third: Earthiness was the dominant flavor. When passing smoke through the nose, there were smooth peppery notes. As time went on the smoke became smoother and maybe a little creamy.


There were no major changes in flavor during the second third. The smoke feel may have become a little thicker and creamier, and there was a woody component added to the earthiness. I can appreciate a simple flavor profile as long as it’s good, so let’s see how the last third went.


The last third had a dominant woody flavor. The earthiness was there but fell back in strength. The pepper kept a little punch, but had a sweet tinge to it. Life before, the smoke feel was somewhat thick and creamy.



This was a decent medium bodied cigar. You picky bastards may not care for it’s simple flavor profile. Factor in the price and I think it’s easily is worth it. For the budget minded, I could see adding this to your daily rotation. Give it a try.

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