The Stogie Guy

A few for the road
April 13, 2016, 9:18 pm
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I stopped into my local shop just the other day and picked up these three beauties:   

What you see there (from left to right) are the C.A.O. Pilón, the C.A.O. Flathead V660 Carb, and finally the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maduro. Try saying that last one three times fast!

I’ve have the Flathead before and it’s a damn tasty stick, the Pilón is new to me and I’ve seen it all over CI’s website and wanted a taste, finally the Perdomo was a recommendation from my boy at the shop. I asked him for a medium bodied Maduro, which is out of my wheel house since I generally stick away from Maduros. But lately I’ve been lured by the promise of “just because it’s a Maduro does not mean it’s super heavy”. And I have to say the Flathead started me down this path and the Perdomo is keeping me on this open mindedness for Maduros. 

Me and Perdomo go waaaaaaay back. Back to simplier days when one of my best friends opened a cigar shop of his own (to this day there hasn’t been a lounge to rival it) about 8 years ago and held a Perdomo event there. I was a little flush with money and decided to buy a box of Perdomo Habanos Corojos which also came with a table top lighter (still have it somewhere). I smoked the hell out of that box and another box after that. But somewhere later I lost my taste for that brand and haven’t touched them since. So now here I am with a new Perdomo to me that was recommended by someone I trust. What’s a boy to do?

I smoked it, loved it, enjoyed it! I couldn’t believe the flavor and quality. It was smooth, it had a beautiful white ash and a top quality build! This is definitely a cigar to try that doesn’t kill you in power.