Up for review is the Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Sun Grown cigar. This cigar is billed as a blend previously on available on factory tours, but has since been released due to customer requests. The band is huge on this cigar and removing it reveals a fairly veiny wrapper leaf. Once lit up, this stick starts off very peppery but that quickly fades into a sweet coffee and earth flavor. That pepper comes back in full force for the final third and this cigar ended strong. The construction was good and this stick produced a ton of smoke! Overall, there is a lot to like about this cigar. The flavor transitions kept it interesting the entire way. These are real affordable, and at this price you’ve got to try one!
Flavor and Taste: 18/20
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 5/5
Flavor and Taste: 18/20
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 4/5
StraightUpCigars: This Factory Tour has a veiny wrapper leaf and peppery tobacco smell. Loose draw after cutting.
Terry1: Nice looking cigar. Hugh band. That will have to come off soon. I had to make a couple of cuts to get a decent draw. It’s still on the snug side. Getting that musty barnyard note on the cold draw. Ready to light up.
StraightUpCigars: It’s interesting that yours is so different than mine construction wise.
Terry1: Are we both smoking a torpedo?
StraightUpCigars: Mine has started off very peppery and woody. Leaves me with dry mouth.
Terry1: I’m getting the pepper also. There’s a nice cedary sweet note and an earthy note that I’m liking. Cigar is producing plenty of smoke.
StraightUpCigars: Mine is making plenty of smoke too. I’m worried that it may be burning a bit too hot with this loose draw though. Got to slow it down.
Terry1: My draw is opening up and it’s now about perfect. I had to cut more off the tip than I like. I never know how far down you can cut on a torpedo before it starts unraveling.
StraightUpCigars: Mine’s wide open and pedal to the metal even though I only did a shallow cut.
StraightUpCigars: You’re right though, it does always seem to be a guessing game on the cut.
Terry1: Band it coming off. I am not a fan of the big bands. If this were a robusto it would be fully covered by this one.
StraightUpCigars: I agree. I actually took mine off right away b/c it was annoying. Came right off atleast.
Terry1: Lol, it was annoying me too. Much better without that band.
StraightUpCigars: Mine has really mellowed out. Pepper was replaced by a sweet creamy flavor.
Terry1: Same here. Pepper is transitioning into more of a baker’s spice note with a little more sweetness. Maybe some coffee and earth on the finish. Burn is a little wavy. Tasting pretty good right now.
StraightUpCigars: Good call on the baker’s spice, I’m tasting that too now. I like this current flavor a lot.
Terry1: Into the middle third and the flavors are very consistent. Nothing like the peppery start. I’m surprised the pepper faded so quickly to such a creamy sweet middle. It’s nice to just sit back and enjoy the cigar.
StraightUpCigars: Mine picking up a slight bitterness and that pepper is creeping back in. Real relaxing cigar.
Terry1: Keep waiting for some bitterness but it hasn’t happened on mine. Still creamy sweet with a touch of cedar. Pepper and spice is about gone. Starting to feel a touch of strength as I start into the final third. Still burning fine. I did drop an ash into my lap but that was more my fault than the cigar. I wasn’t paying attention to how long it was getting.
StraightUpCigars: I was worried about the construction given how different our cigars were prior to lighting, but I haven’t had any issues either.
StraightUpCigars: Slowly getting more and more pepper as this thing progresses.
Terry1: Yeah I’m getting some pepper now too. I’m kind of glad for it. I liked the smooth sweet middle but I was hoping for a little more punch in the end and now I’m getting it. Definitely feeling the nicotine now.
StraightUpCigars: Me too, it’s got some strength. I like the transitions in this one.
Terry1: You mentioned a drying affect earlier. I’m getting that now.
StraightUpCigars: I’ve been chugging water this entire time. I’ve got cottonmouth.
Terry1: I’m setting mine down. Good flavors and transitions. Did get a little strong for me towards the end. I enjoyed the journey.
Terry1: Price of around $7 seems fair for this cigar.
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, looks like they have several different wrappers too. Ratings coming.
StraightUpCigars: I really liked this one a lot. Good transitions, good flavor, decent construction, fair price. Fun smoke overall.
Terry1: I liked this cigar too and agree with your comment. Easy to recommend and it will be in my humidor.