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Here at the Perdomo Lounge we are often asked “what makes a good cigar”? Many customers who come here the first time have only smoked second-rate cigars in the past and when they try their first Perdomo, they are impressed at the difference. So what makes the best cigars better than the rest? Of course, [...]
Jason Nelson demonstrates the correct method to light and re-light your cigar!
Perdomo’s Jason Nelson gives a few tips on how to cut a cigar properly.
People often ask why we don’t sell Perdomo via retailers. Here’s one reason why. This is a Cuban cigar Jason bought from a well-known, high end Melbourne retailer yesterday. It wasn’t cheap, either. This highlights the importance of buying your cigars off a reputable retailer that knows how to look after and correctly store cigars.
One of Perdomo’s cigar rollers shows us how it’s done.
I’ve borrowed this from the Friends of Habanos site (thanks Rob!). It’s something I’m going to keep beside me during future smoking sessions, to help develop my palate and make me sound more intelligent. I just hope I don’t come across many “horse manure” cigars!
I’m a big fan of science. As XKCD likes to say: Unfortunately, cigars are regularly being subjected to bad science and bad journalism. A few months ago, Parade magazine ran an article called “The Dangers of Pipes and Cigars”. In the article, they reference a report done recently by Columbia University which, the article claims, [...]
One of the most confusing things about cigars when you get started is the huge range of different sizes, strengths and flavours they come in. Even when you stick with one brand, like Perdomo, it’s easy to get lost trying to work out what’s what. How is a Grand Cru Toro Connecticut different from a [...]
Most cigars are tropical creatures – grown, cured, aged and manufactured in tropical climates (Nicaragua, Cuba, the Domincan Republic, Honduras, etc). So they “grow up” being used to a certain temperature and level of humidity. Once they get shipped to your country and home, it’s important that they are stored carefully in a certain environment. [...]
If you’re new to cigars – and we all were once upon a time – then you might be wondering you to properly light a cigar. Here’s a great introduction video. As far as lighters go, we recommend the Perdomo Vector Thundra.
Are cigars bad for your health? Of course the answer is ‘yes’. Cigars are made of tobacco. Smoking tobacco in any form is going to have health consequences. However lots of things are bad for your health if you indulge in them too often – alcohol, Big Macs, chocolate, ice cream, coffee, cheese – however, [...]