Despite being founded by Nicholas Perdomo Jr. in 1992, Perdomo Cigars traces its roots back much further in the realm of premium cigars. The story begins with family patriarch, Silvio Perdomo, who learned the craft of cigarmaking in Cuba during the 1930s. Silvio's son, Nicholas Perdomo Sr., continued in his father's footsteps, joining Silvio as an executive at the famed Partagas factory. But the father-son duo were strong opponents of communist revolutionaries, later escaping execution at the hands of communist forces and emigrating to Miami.
Nicholas Perdomo Jr., grandson of Silvio Perdomo, later founded a small upstart out of his garage in 1992, going by the name of Nick's Cigar Company. The timing of such a venture couldn't have been better, as the mid-'90s are now looked back upon as the great cigar boom. This brought increased demand for premium cigars, but fierce competition to go along with it, especially for a newcomer competing against generations-old cigar families.
As Nick's operation grew, he expanded into the now-dominant region of Nicaragua, bringing Nicholas Perdomo Sr. onboard for his invaluable expertise. The company was renamed Perdomo Cigars, along with other strategic moves in the years following that would elevate the family-owned operation into one of the best-selling brands across the world. This included an expansion to become completely vertically integrated, including one of the largest factories in Nicaragua, multiple tobacco farms throughout the three primary growing regions of the country, tobacco curing and fermentation facilities, their own packaging and box factory, and much more.
Managing every step, from seed to ash, Perdomo Cigars is capable of controlling every aspect of the cigarmaking craft. Additionally, the company is a pioneer in the realm of barrel-fermentation, processing their tobacco in spent bourbon barrels for a secondary fermentation that adds a signature complexity to Perdomo's cigars. Today, the company consistently ranks among the top five best-selling brands in the country, combining quality craftsmanship with surprisingly affordable price points to offer unparalleled value for the flavor-craved cigar enthusiast.