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Spotlight Brand: Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Sun Grown

Grand Cru 2006 Sun Grown

A grand creation from Perdomo.

When it comes to Perdomo, you can always expect superior quality. The Perdomo family has been greatly involved in the tobacco industry for at least three generations. With that in mind, they concentrate their quality control practices not only on the efforts of rolling each individual stick, but more so on growing quality tobacco. Each Perdomo cigar must maintain a consistent flavor from box to box, in addition to passing some of the highest quality control standards in the industry.

When you read “Sun Grown” most enthusiasts imagine a full-blown, powerhouse blend. Perdomo Grand Cru Sun Grown doesn't fall into that stereotype. Perhaps this is due to the fact that they all come in a stout 60 ring gauge or maybe it's due to the fact that Perdomo uses 6-year-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. No matter what the reason, this medium-bodied blend is smooth with notes of black pepper, cedar, and cashews. While this isn't the most complex blend, it is incredibly consistent. A sure favorite you can enjoy time and time again. 

Q & A: Traveling with Cigars

Q.
I'm going on a road trip and want to bring along my cigars. How should I store them?

6/22/09 | by TY of Hammond, IN

A.
What's a good road trip without some fine sticks to enjoy while on the move? The easiest solution is to pack your cigars into a one gallon zip-lock bag. Be sure your cigars are properly humidified first, since they will act as small sponges while in the bag, keeping the humidity levels at 70% for a longer period of time. In addition, you need to place some sort of humidification device into the bag as well. A quick fix is to fill a secondary zip-lock sandwich bag with damp paper towels, place it in the bigger bag with the cigars and keep it only slightly sealed. Be sure there is no excess water since it may spill out and damage your cigars. For proper humidification, we recommend Humi-Care Water Pillows. These are inexpensive pouches filled with propolyne glycol solution that will automatically keep your humidity at 70% once dipped in distilled water - perfect for travel. The best method for traveling with your cigars would be to purchase a Herf-a-Dor travel case. These are crush proof, water proof containers made specifically for travel and come with a built in humidifier. 

by Sean G

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Robusto No. 1 (5.5" x 54) There is no contest, this size fully portrays all Ruination has to offer. Intense spice overwhelms the palate from the first puff as oaky flavors and earthy mask its hearty, spicy undertones. The thick gauge allows for a smooth, even burn as the blend produces copious amounts of thick smoke. The aroma has notes of pepper with a touch of cedar. Phenomenal.

Belicoso (5.7" x 56) Perfectly constructed and sporting a shiny, oily sheen, this belicoso is slightly less robust with a smoother character than the other sizes. This size is perfect for the medium to full enthusiast looking to try this full-bodied blend but afraid of being overwhelmed with tons of spicy flavors. With great balance, we easily recommend this size to the most discerning aficionados.

Robusto No. 2 (6" x 60) In one word, powerful. Strength overwhelms the complexities found in the thicker sizes as the cigar continues to gain in strength from foot to head, creating an incredibly robust finish. The aftertaste will remain on the palate for a while after the cigar is extinguished. If you prefer a full-bodied firecracker with some complexity but consistently blasts the palate with black pepper, this is your cigar.