Portland Perdomo Cigars Event, Saturday June 13th

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Portland Perdomo Cigars Event, Saturday June 13th

Each month we host a different cigar event. This month's event features Perdomo cigars - these cigars are consistently some of our best sellers.

And join us THIS SATURDAY, June 13th, for our Perdomo cigars event.

The event runs from 1pm to 4pm.

Event day specials:

Buy 4 Perdomo cigars, get 1 free
Buy 7 Perdomo cigars, get 2 free
Buy 10 Perdomo cigars, get 3 free

Buy a box of Perdomo cigars and get:

1 tin of Perdomo Cigarellos
1 license plate frame

and ONE of the follow offers;

8 Perdomo cigars

OR

a Perdomo travel case and 4 Perdomo cigars

OR

Perdomo polo shirt and 2 Perdomo cigars

OR

Perdomo logo ashtray and 2 Perdomo cigars

Join us for our special Perdomo cigars event, Saturday june 13th from 1pm to 4pm

Join us for our special Perdomo cigars event, Saturday june 13th from 1pm to 4pm

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May's Top Ten Cigars!

Each month we pick ten great cigars to showcase in our Portland humidor. We put these cigars in a special display so they can be easily found. |
 

Punch Signature

Filler: Dominican Republic/Nicaragua
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Wrapper:  Ecuador Corojo

Right off the bat this cigar hits you in the face with a nice blast of cayenne pepper. After about an inch the pepper subsides a bit and some roasted almonds and woody notes take control with the pepper still there but sitting in the back seat. About halfway through some coffee and chocolaty notes start to take over bringing out some complexity in this cigar. Great draw and good even burn to go along with the amazing flavor profile makes this a wonderful smoke forthe cigar enthusiast.

Ashton VSG

Filler: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Sun Grown

This is a very full bodied cigar that brings a blast of pepper upon first lighting. The pepper subsides about a third into it and brings out more coffee, chocolaty, and nuttiness. While the pepper cuts back it is still noticeable throughout the whole smoke. Great even burn and perfect draw makes this a delightful smoke.

Vega Fina Summum

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian
Binder: Dominican
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

This cigar starts out with some sweet woody notes. Some nuttiness and earthy notes follow along right behind them. There is very little spice on the finish that adds a nice flavor boost. Great draw and good even burn to finish off this beautiful cigar.

Romeo Y Julieta Anjejo

Filler: Nicaraguan/Honduran 2009 Vintage
Binder: Dominican Olor 2008 Vintage
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010

Heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”? Same goes with a cigar wrapper color. This may look like a power house of a cigar, but it is very mellow indeed. This cigar starts out with some smooth creamy notes of cocoa and coffee beans that puts out a delightful aroma in the air.

Gran Habano Shaggy

Filler: Nicaraguan/Panama
Binder: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

If your looking for a nice cedar/woody flavored cigar, look no further the Shaggy is here! This medium bodied stick is full of woody notes from start to finish. A little spice to complement the rest of the body adds a nice kick to the finish.

Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Connecticut

Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

The initial draw on this beautifully crafted stick brings out a very creamy caramel and cedar flavors. Those notes stay with the cigar for most of its life with some noticeable black pepper spice through the nose. Very smooth all the way till the end and great flavor from start to finish.

Monte by Montecristo Jacopo #2

Filler: Dominican
Binder: Dominican Olor/Nicaraguan Corojo
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

This medium bodied cigar is definitely full in flavor. Right away lots of leather, earth, and cinnamon notes take charge. There is a little spice through the nose that isn’t as noticeable on the palate but brings out a nice kick. Great draw and good even burn to complement the flavors make this a cigar worth trying.

Tatuaje Black Corona

Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

The initial draw from this cigar brings out lots of black pepper and cocoa notes. Subtle leathery and woody notes start to occur around the halfway point. The finish brings more cocoa and spice as woody notes subside. Full bodied and full in flavor for the cigar aficionado looking for a powerhouse cigar.

Alec Bradley Coyol

Filler: Nicaraguan/ Honduran Trojes
Binder: Nicaraguan/Honduran Trojes
Wrapper: Honduran Trojes

This medium-full bodied cigar packs a punch on the initial light. It starts off with lots of black pepper and woody notes. The pepper subsides after about an inch and more earthy and woody notes start to dominate the flavor.

Diamond Crown Julius Caesar

Filler: Caribbean Basin
Binder: Dominican
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Havana

This cigar is loaded with tons of flavor! Lots of cedar, wood, nuts, and leather dominate the flavors with a mild sweetness and some red pepper spice to accompany the finish. Definitely full in flavor with a medium body. Great draw and burn every time make this one worth trying.

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CAO Flathead Sparkplug Review

CAO Flathead Sparkplug. Photo taken in our Portland humidor.

CAO Flathead Sparkplug. Photo taken in our Portland humidor.

The CAO Flathead Sparkplug arrives in a small green box reminiscent of its namesake. Cigars and cars have always gone well together and CAO's Flathead line is a nod to cars, cruising, and driving with the top down.

Wrapper: Maduro
Binder: Habano Connecticut
Filler: Ligero (Nicaragua)

Strength - medium
Body - full
Flavor - full

The first look and smell brings a distinct cocoa flavor.

When lit, it needs a quarter inch or so to open up to a nice medium-bodied cigar that gives off a rich cocoa and nutty flavor that marries well with the sweetness of the maduro wrapper and the spice of the ligero in the binder.

It is an easy draw with a lot of smoke that burns evenly. The cigar is well constructed and very consistent.

Due to the full-body and flavor of this cigar, consider enjoying a nice meal before smoking this cigar.

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Humidor Maintenance 101

Five ways to keep your humidor happy

You’ve bought your humidor. You carefully followed the seasoning instructions. You’ve filled it with your favorite cigars. Maybe you have even been given a few cigars as gifts because your friends and family know how you love your cigars.

Your humidor is set up and ready to provide you with your favorite cigar at a moment’s notice. But wait! Don’t think you are done yet! Your humidor needs regular monthly maintenance in order to maintain your cigars at optimum freshness:

1. Rotate your cigars

Take time each month to rotate & turn each cigar in your stash. Cigars on the bottom should be moved to the top and vice versa. Rotating and turning cigars will ensure each cigar is evenly exposed to the humidity within the humidor. Remember, your cigars come from a tropical climate – a humidor is simply our attempt to make the little guys as comfortable as possible before we smoke them.

2. Add distilled water/humidor fluid as needed

If you let your cigars become too dry, you’ll be fighting an uphill battle to get them smoke-worthy again. It is easier in the long run to keep your humidor working properly rather than playing a continuous game of catch up. NEVER add tap water to your humidor. It has impurities that can gum up your system. Don’t overfill, don’t under fill – it needs to be just right.

3. Keep your humidor half full

If you ever needed an excuse to buy more cigars – here it is! Keeping your humidor at least half-full allows the humidity levels to regulate. This means your chance of having overly humidified or under-humidified cigars is greatly reduced. One of the hardest parts about learning the ins and outs of a desktop humidor is getting the humidity levels to stabilize. Once you reach that sweet spot, you’ll want to stay there.

4. Perform monthly tests

Think of your humidor as your own private science experiment – one that produces results you can enjoy! There are two tests that should be done regularly.

The first, known as the dollar bill test, will ensure your humidor has a good seal. There is no point in trying to get the humidity inside the box correct if all of your hard work is seeping out the edges. Over time, even a previously fine humidor can warp and lose its seal. Keeping an eye on it allows you to know as soon as it becomes an issue.

The second test will check the accuracy of your hydrometer. Just like a speedometer, you need to know the information it is giving you is correct. We prefer digital hydrometers, but even they need adjustment from time to time.
How to perform the dollar bill test:

Take a dollar bill (ok, the denomination isn’t actually that important. You can use a $5 bill too!) Lay the bill over the open edge of the open humidor, half in and half out. Close the lid. Tug on the dollar bill. If your seal is solid, you should feel considerable resistance when you pull the bill out. If the bill slides out easily, it is time to invest in a new humidor.

How to calibrate your digital or analog hydrometer:

This is most often referred to as the “salt test”:

Take a bottle cap or very small dish and place 1 tsp. of salt inside. Add enough water to the salt to create a paste (you don’t want the mixture to be too wet!). Then place the salt solution and your hydrometer inside a Ziploc bag. Let it sit overnight. The humidity should read 75%.

If your hydrometer doesn’t read 75%, simply adjust the hydrometer to read 75%.

5. The final step

Take a deep breath, behold your impressive cigar stash, and pat yourself on the back. You’ve ensured that your cigars will remain properly humidified for the next month. All that is left is picking out which cigar to smoke (and which cigar to buy next!).

Still have questions? Email us at jan@cascadecigar.com

 

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