The boys at Nick’s Cigar Company have done it again. In four years, we’ve never featured a different brand from a previously featured manufacturer, but there’s a first time for everything, and usually a damn good reason too! It’s safe to say that we received far more reorders and positive feedback on the La Tradicion brand featured earlier this year than any other cigar line featured to date. And as our panel found the Dos Rios Especial line to be equally wonderful, yet entirely different in taste, we decided to break tradition and feature a line that we know you’re going to appreciate.
Nicholas Perdomo Jr., president of Nick's Cigar Company, is a third generation cigar-maker. His grandfather was in the business in Cuba, and his father, Nick Sr. has worked in the cigar industry in both Cuba and the United States. Nick Jr. was born in the United States shortly after his family fled from Cuba after the revolution in 1961. Nick Sr. worked for numerous cigar companies and in other industries until the early 1970s when the family moved to Miami and Nick Sr. returned to the cigar industry full time. Originally all of Nick’s cigars were made in Florida, but due to the high labor cost, most of the cigar rolling is now done in their own family run factory in Nicaragua under the watchful eye of Nick's father, Senor Perdomo.
The Dos Rios Especial line, named in honor of where Cuban patriot Jose Marti drew his last breath, is a medium-to-full-bodied smoke, premium long filler cigar made in the factory in Little Havana, Miami. Its wrapper is a Colorado Sumatra, with a Nicaraguan binder. The Dos Rios line has a Dominican/Honduran blend as its filler and is available in six sizes including: A Churchill, Grand Corona, Long Corona, Pyramid, Robusto, and a Toro. The entire line has been rated very favorably in several publications including the "91" given to the Pyramid featured this month by Cigar Aficiando’s Cigar Insider. For more information about the La Tradicion Cabinet Series, call Nick’s Cigar Co. at 888-NICKS97 . Big Time, serious FLAVOR is the theme for this month’s selections. It’s up to you to decide which of these two fantastic brands you like better, Bahia or Dos Rios.