Perdomo traces the roots of its company history to the work of Silvio Perdomo in Cuba. In 1992, Nicholas Perdomo, Jr. revitalized his family’s cigarmaking legacy by starting Tabacalera Perdomo out of his home in Miami, Florida. The company now boasts several popular brands, such as the Estate Seleccion, the 10th Anniversary Blend, and Lot 23.
Lot 23 is one of Nicaragua’s best-selling premium value cigar brands and comes in three wrapper varieties (Connecticut, Sungrown, and Maduro). Beginning in 2000, Lot 23 cigars are made from carefully cultivated Nicaraguan tobaccos on Perdomo farmland. The Lot 23 Connecticut Toro is remarkable for its exquisite Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper as well as its value at $147.90 for a box of 24.
The Lot 23 Connecticut Toro is a 6×50 parejo cigar with an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper and Cuban-seed Nicaraguan binder and filler. The cigar lit evenly but suffered from slight canoeing throughout the first two-thirds of the cigar. However, the taste of the cigar was quite consistent with tasting notes of cedar, grasses, toasted wheat, baking spices, white pepper, and honey. The Nicaraguan binder and filler provided the cigar with some bite to cut through the rich, creamy shade wrapper. Overall, the cigar was pleasant to smoke and represents a good showcase of the Perdomo brand. Although Perdomo is a fledgling member of the American cigar industry, its brand history, and cigar portfolio mark it as a veteran in terms of sophistication and quality. The Lot 23 cigar brand is excellent flavor and value. If you are interested in a good premium value cigar from Nicaragua, look into the Perdomo Lot 23.