When the Edicion de Silvio first came out I was a shop owner in Brooklyn, NY and these cigars came in beautiful chests. I remember the cigar selling north of $20.00 and not being able to get enough of them. I relayed the story to the local sales representative Roy Kirby of Perdomo and he quickly gifted me a couple of samples.
Made to honor Nick Perdomo’s grandfather. Silvio the cigar is rolled only by 5 of the highest skilled torcedors at the Perdomo factory utilizing tobacco from 1997.
Cigar: Perdomo Edicion de Silvo
Size: 5 x 54
Binder: Family Secret
Filler: Family Secret
Source: Perdomo Cigars
The Look: The maduro wrapper of the Edicion de Silvo is evenly colored with only the thinest of veins present. The cigar is flawlessly rolled with a nice weight to it. The band which features black, gold and silver denoted Silvio Perdomo lived from 1914 to 1997. The cigar has no soft spots and the foot of the cigar has some nice contrast denoting different types of tobacco.
The Notes: The cold draw of the Edicion de Silvio is sweet like molasses but there is also a note that reminds me of beets while the foot of the cigar has some sweetness and a hearty earth aroma. Once the cigar is lit there in a tingle through my nose and a sweetness on my palate.
As we smoke into the first third of the Perdomo the notes are that of nuts and earth, and like the Edicion de Silvio cigars that I have smoked in the past it is a little slow to develop. As we move about an inch into the cigar some notes of cinnamon begin to emerge with some coffee notes.
In the second third of the cigar it gets sweeter with some notes of caramel and a nuttiness. The coffee note that was espresso like in the first third was milder in the second third like a coffee served light and sweet (or extra-extra for those here in New England).
The last third of the Perdomo Edicion de Silvio the caramel transforms into mocha with hints of cinnamon before the cigars finishes off with notes of coffee and lush plumes of smoke.
The Burn: The cigar burned well, never needing a touch up though it wasn’t a smooth burn as it did have some occasional jaggedness to it. The light color ash held well with a little bit of flake and the draw was perfect.
Overall: This cigar continues to be one of my favorite Perdomo cigars of all time. This is one cigar that has stood the test of time smoking just as incredible as it did the day it first came out. Many times tribute cigars fall short, but this is one cigar that is a worthy memorial to Silvio Perdomo.