Cigar Review: Caldwell Cigar The King is Dead

Basic Information: Caldwell Cigar The King is Dead

Size – Torpedo – The Last Pay Day

Wrapper – Dominican Corojo

Tobacco Blend – Dominican

Pricing – $9.37

Body – Medium +


​​Band is tan gold and blue with an empty throne.

The cigar has a nice tan toothy wrapper with some obvious veins and minimal seams.


Aroma – Cedar, Barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Light Raisin

After Toast:

First third – ​Nutty notes with spice and pepper hit the palate of the gate. Later in the third a nice coffee flavor brings itself forward while the spice still holds on. The burn is razor sharp and ash is light gray and holding strong.

Second Third – ​A nice rich chocolate enters the fold moving the nuts and spice to the back burner. The burn remains sharp and ash came off in the beginning of this third.

Final Third – ​The cigar gets earthy, but still holds on to the nutty note and spice. A slight leathery component comes out too during this portion of the cigar.  A surprise note of  spearmint  shows up at the end of the smoke towards the nub. The burn remained sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Ropiteau Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016,  Phebus Rosé 2017 or Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

Overall the Caldwell Cigar The King is Dead is a nice cigar. Not quite as good as their eastern standard, but a good consistent medium bodied complex smoke. Definitely enjoyable an would recommend someone to try as everything released from this brand has a certain high quality aspect to it.


Cigar Aficionado – 93pts.

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Caldwell Cigar The King is Dead