Famous Smoke Shop, a sponsor of acigarsmoker.com turns 70 this year, and is celebrating its septennial with a series of exclusive, limited edition “70th Anniversary” cigars produced by some of the industry’s leading cigar manufacturers. Today’s review is gifted by them and is made by Perdomo Cigars. Famous Private Selection 70th Anniversary by Perdomo cigars offer you a blend of 3-year-aged Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos. Seamlessly rolled in silky, Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Corojo wrappers
Cigar: Famous 70th Anniversary by Perdomo
Size: 7 x 50 (Churchill)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Appearance and Construction (16/20): The wrapper on this Corojo stick has the delicious appearance of milk chocolate. The wrapper has a fairly significant amount of veins and a lot of tooth to it. The foot and the cap appear to be loosely packed despite the cigar having a nice weight to it. The band of the cigar denotes it is part of the Famous Private Selection and the back side denotes the 70th anniversary. There is a secondary band letting you know the cigar is produced by Perdomo.
Flavor & Notes (27/30): The pre-light offers an amazing prelight draw of caramel and nuts with a touch of raisin. The notes of raisin are more abundant off the scent of the foot of this stick. I was eager to light the cigar at this point and the first third offered notes of wood with a hint of raisins that was joined by nutty notes as we entered the second third. The second third the nutty notes took over with easily defined wood in the background. The final third of the cigar is a really smooth mix of wood and nutty notes.
Burn/Ash/Draw (24/25): The cigar has a pretty jagged burn line but it never hinted that it would get out of hand. The ash has some flake to it and was light gray in color. The draw has a slight resistance to it that helped this cigar approach a 2 hour burn.
Overall (21/25): The cigar had two strikes against it to start. 1) I am not a fan of the churchill size and 2) I am not a fan of Perdomo. So with two strikes I was surprised that this turned into a bloop base hit. While not a home run this cigar was enjoyable enough where I might visit them in a robusto size.
Price: $97.99 Box/20 Only @ Famous Cigars