Caldwell Cigar Company
This self-described company “built by friends for friends” was founded by Robert Caldwell in February of 2014. The brand draws inspiration from art, geography and historical personalities. Their website can be found at http://caldwellcigarco.com/, Twitter account at http://twitter.com/CaldwellCigars and Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/caldwell4prez/.
The 2015 IPCPR interview of Robert Caldwell can be seen here
The latest Cigar Chat with Caldwell can be found here.
Recently Robert collaborated with Willy Herrera and Jonathan Drew of Drew Estates to produce the All Out Kings release. The cigar line is distributed by Caldwell Cigars. You can view the Cigar Federation exclusive release announcement for that cigar here.
You know the drill, smoke as many Caldwell cigars as you can this month and post up pics and a short (or not) review as a response to this message. SOTM is all about discovering new brands and blends so help out our brothers and sisters by pointing them at some of your favorite Caldwell cigars.
Caldwell Eastern Standard Euro Express
5.5 x 44
Wrapper: Connecticut Hybrid Ecuadoriano
Binder: Habano Dominicano
Filler: Criollo 98 Viso Dominicano/Corojo Dominicano Ligero/ Habano Seco Nicaraguense
Source: Cigar Federation Cigar of the Month
I may have been my mood, but I enjoyed this cigar the least of any Caldwell that I smoked this month. I expected it to be better based off of Robert's affinity for smaller vitolas. Flavors started out good but it lacked the smoothness of the larger vitolas. It was more of a punch in the mouth than the kiss I was expecting. The burn had a slight tendency to canoe and I felt like I was bouncing between smoking too hot or the cigar trying to tunnel.
I paired with some Flor de Cana 18 and felt that the pairing was better than either by itself. That's almost not worth stating because I wonder are there any cigars that FdC can't make better?