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Friday, 04 September 2009

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No, this article is not going to cover the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sorry.  What it will cover, is a few torpedo cigars.  For beginners out there, “torpedo” refers to the shape and form of a certain cigar, which resembles, you guessed it, a torpedo.  Torpedo cigars can vary in both length and ring gauge, but share the common shape of having a pointed head, bulge in the middle, and a flat foot.  In this article we will take a look at three such shaped cigars: the Perdomo Edicion de Silvio Maduro, the Perdomo Patriarch Corojo, and the Los Imperialistas Torpedo.  Try saying those names five times fast!

 

For rating purposes, we will use a four star scale.

Perdomo Patriarch Corojo Torpedo 

The Perdomo Patriarch Corojo torpedo is an offering from Tabacalera Perdomo, a brand that manufacturers its hand made cigars out of an 88,000 square foot facility in Estelí, Nicaragua.  The factory is so large that the town’s inhabitants have given it the moniker of “El Monstro”, or “The Monster.”  The cigars produced the Perdomo family are the result of decades of hard work and triumphs through political strife in Cuba until finally moving operations to Nicaragua. 

The Perdomo Patriarch Corojo was created to be a tribute to the company’s founder, Nicholas G. Perdomo, Sr., and is said to be composed of his favorite blends.  The Patriarch Corojo is one hundred percent Nicaraguan in composition, with its Corojo wrapper and binder coming from the nation, as well as its tobacco, which is a blend of leaves from valleys of Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa. 

The Perdomo Patriarch Corojo Torpedo measures 6.5 x 54.  It has a rather simple appearance, especially when you consider that it is a tribute cigar and not a run of the mill edition.  Very little decoration is present, with the exception of a brown band at the head bearing the company name and another brown band at the foot bearing the name, Patriarch.  The exterior has a nice smooth brown finish that gleams in the light from its oily texture.  Taking a whiff of the unlit cigar gives off a chocolaty resemblance. 

Once lit, the Patriarch Corojo seems to burn a bit unevenly, and may require some relighting later on.  From beginning to end, the taste exuded is a nice variance and keeps you yearning for more.  There is a creamy, nutty taste at first, followed by a sweet, honey flavor, which eventually goes to the familiar chocolate that we scented from the unlit cigar.  The Patriarch Corojo ends with a nice mixture of both caramel and coffee flavors. 

Although the burn was less than perfect with the Perdomo Patriarch Corojo, it definitely has a nice flavor combination to keep you interested throughout the cigar, and would go good with a cup of coffee or as a nice afternoon treat.  The Perdomo Patriarch Corojo Torpedo has a suggested price of around $9, and earns 3.5 stars.

 





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