Originally on The Cigar Authority podcast for Saturday Jan 13, 2018 we were going to light up the Moolah which is made by Perdomo Cigars for Two Guys Smoke Shop and 2GuysCigars.com. However, tomorrow’s show will be a blind taste test, and maybe one of the cigars we smoke will be the Moolah without the band, or then again maybe it’ll be push back til the 20th. Regardless, I decided to review the Moolah Toro on this spring like rainy day in New Hampshire.
Cigar: Moolah by Perdomo
Ring Gauge: 5o
The Look: The Moolah comes packaged in a wooden box despite having a bundle price. Inside the box, these mixed fill cigars feature a wrapper with a noticeable brindle effect that feels grainy under the fingers. The bright neon green band, is actually attractive to me with gold money bags on the side and a dollar sign front and center. Looking at this band I am reminded of Richie Rich, a comic book from back in the day. The cigar a bit spongy in the hand with a well packed foot and an average weight.
The Notes: With the cap clipped the cold draw of the cigar has a subtle sweetness to it and reminds me very much of the aroma walking through a cigar factory. If you’ve been on a tour, you know what im talking about with the aroma of tobacco in the air. The foot of the Moolah by Perdomo helps bring that memory to life as the smell matches that experience of walking a factory floor.
Once the cigar is lit the first note is woodsy and it is quickly joined by some subtle sweetness that borders on vanilla and an abundance of nuts. I’ll be honest, I was shocked to have this much going on with a bundle a cigar. The retrohale of the cigar has a subtle floral component with an abundance of cedar.
The last this sees the floral note become dominant and its prevalent on the aroma as well. There is some nuts and cedar present as well and the cigar was surprisingly enjoyable.
The Finish: Let’s face it, we all can’t afford to smoke cigars that have a price of $10, $15, $20 or $30 on a regular basis. We occasionally need to find a value cigar for those times we are on a budget. If we take that into consideration then you can probably up the score on this review a point or two. Theres some complexity to it, and enjoyable changes, it’s just not as smooth as say a $10 Perdomo. It did fit the want to have a cigar, and it did satisfy that thirst.
Price: $3.59 / $69.99