The Gunslinger Perdition is a cigar commissioned by Kendall Culbertson who owns the famous Outlaw Cigar company. In fact, one might call them infamous for their calendars which feature scantily clad women smoking Gunslinger cigars which are now available at site sponsor, Two Guys Smoke Shop who also happens to be my employer.
The cigars are made at Tabacalera Fernandez which is owned by AJ Fernandez who makes Diesel, New World, Pinolero and San Lotano.
Cigar: Gunslinger Perdition
Size: 6 x 52 (Toro)
Wrapper: San Andreas
Filler: Broadleaf, Honduras, Nicaragua
The Look: The Gunslinger Perdition is a cigar that is a perfect example of a box press. The roll is flawless with no seams present, and the wrapper is as pristine as I have seen with a slight brindle appearance. There is a dual band system in place, the first with the Gunslinger logo of crossed six-shooters in front of a skull while the secondary band denotes Perdition. In the hand the cigar is firm with an average weight.
The Notes: The cold draw on the Gunslinger Perdition reminds me of coffee with a hint of hazelnuts while the aroma off the foot of the cigar is cedar. Once I toast the cigar, the initial notes are a slight spice especially through the nose.
Working out way into the first third of the Gunslinger Perdition by AJ Fernandez there are hearty notes of nuts with a building black pepper through the nose. As we work further into the first third of the cigar, notes of dark coffee begin to emerge as the nuts slowly transition into the background.
In the second third of this tasty cigar the focal points remain coffee but at the half way point a sweetness begins to develop. The chocolate note begins to take hold of the palate with an enjoyable sweetness and some nuts thrown it giving the cigar a familiar taste.
In the last third the chocolate notes begin to fade away and the notes of dark coffee and nuts once again become the focal point. The aroma of the cigar reminds me of freshly brewed coffee.
The Burn: The slow smoking Gunslinger Perdition was a cigar with ideal resistance. The burn line was thing and crisp with a light-colored ash held on for more than a third of the cigar at a time. The cigar remained lit from first puff until last ash.
The Finish: According to Kendall Culbertson the cigar was blended to help ween himself off of Padron cigars. Does this cigar compare to a Padron, I would say there are some similarities to the 1926, but they aren’t obvious. In fact, had he not mentioned it I am not sure if I would have had the same afterthought when smoking the Perdition. The cigar was enjoyable something I would smoke again.