Cigar Review: Caldwell / Drew Estate All Out Kings
Basic Information: Caldwell / Drew Estate All Out Kings
Size – Figurado – The 4th Pose
Wrapper – Havana Connecticut
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua, Indonesia, Dominican
Pricing – $14.20
Body – Medium +
Band is white with copper and a crown with multiple hands pulling in different directions.
The Caldwell / Drew Estate All Out Kings is an espresso brown with a shiny sheen from the oils. The stick has invisible seams and minimal to no veins. Finished with a triple cap. This thing is packed tight too. Firm as it gets.
Aroma – Coffee, Nuts and Cocoa
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Sweet Cedar and Nutty notes
First third – Flavors of nice cedar and espresso notes start this off upon toasting. Creamy caramel kicks in shortly after along with a black pepper on the back of the throat. Ten minutes in a leathery flavor comes in and begins to dry the palate. Rich caramel on the finish. Burn was perfect. Ash is light gray and fell at 2 inches.
Second Third – Cedar and leather kick off this third but quickly transition to cocoa for the remainder of the third. Burn is perfect.
Final Third – The caramel and cedar notes lead off this third. The final notes of cedar mixed with cherry finish this baby off! Burn remained perfect.
Bourbon – Rabbit Hole
The Caldwell / Drew Estate All Out Kings is a beautiful cigar in collaboration for Caldwell and Drew Estate. Really nice medium plus strength smoke. Perfect when watching the MLB playoffs!
Cigar Aficionado – 86pts.
About Drew Estate and Caldwell:
The Drew Estate story is one of daring, heartbreak & success but, most of all, one of passion for cigars and the country of Nicaragua, where we have been making cigars since 1998.
Jonathan Drew & Marvin Samel are not your average cigar makers, their story does not start in Cuba, or with fathers in the cigar business. It started with a dream, and through their can-do spirit and never-say-die attitude made Drew Estate one of the premier cigar manufacturers on the planet. The two frat brothers from New York started out small…. Small, as in a 16 square foot retail kiosk in the World Trade Center in NYC.
The early days were fraught with peril, you’d think these two frat brothers went to the school of hard knocks. Picking themselves up, dusting themselves off and never backing down would become a trademark in the years to come for them & their fledgling cigar company, Drew Estate.