Over the past 20-plus years, Perdomo has not only become known for their specialty in Nicaraguan tobaccos, but the use of barrel-aging throughout many of their blends.
This includes the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged series, which was introduced in 2015 as a replacement of the former Perdomo Habano series. Aside from a modernized appearance, the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged boasts added age, tweaked tobacco primings, and the main attraction: bourbon barrel-aged tobaccos on the wrapper.
As with most Perdomo blends, the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Connecticut begins with Nicaraguan-grown leaves throughout the filler; this includes four-year-aged leaves from Condega, five-year-aged leaves from Jalapa, and six-year-aged leaves from Estelí. The well-aged filler is secured with a Nicaraguan binder and finalized in a golden-hued Connecticut Shade wrapper. The Connecticut wrapper could be described as the blend's star ingredient, offering six years' age and an additional six months' time in used bourbon barrels.
Enthusiasts can expect a mild to mild-plus body, showing a unique character of citrus, oak, vanilla, white pepper, and a beautiful syrup-like sweetness.