Cigar Review: Caldwell Eastern Standard

Basic Information:

Name – Caldwell Eastern Standard

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut

Tobacco Blend – Dominican, Nicaraguan

Pricing – $7.79

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

​​White band with a gray portrait.

The cigar has a tan wrapper with some visible veins, light seams and a pig tail cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Barnyard, Hay and Manure

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Light Hay and Barnyard

After Toast:

First third – ​Vanilla cream, cedar and spice hit the palate in the first third. A yeasty bread-like note comes out towards the end of this third. Burn slightly wavy. Ash is light gray.

Second Third – ​Vanilla cream and sage begin this transition. An underlying rich earthy component sits on the finish. The burn remained wavy. Ash fell off at 2 inches.

Final Third – ​Real rich toast and nutty finish with a slight pepper but it’s faint. Sage is still present. Burn ended perfect.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc

Scotch – Johnny Walker Double Black

Overall Experience:

I thought the Caldwell Eastern Standard cigar was pretty awesome. Some unique flavors like sage hits a sweet spot for me. I tried this once back around Christmas time of 2016 through Cigar International’s Monthly Cigar Club, but this time I had it at the Prime Cigar lounge in Miami, FL and both times it did not disappoint. I highly recommend this stick as it is my favorite in the Caldwell Collection.

Ratings:

N/A

About Caldwell Cigar Company 

Caldwell Cigars is a company built by friends for friends. We have labored to bring you the finest quality product with great attention paid to every detail. Setting out to deliver to our customers special cigars using only the finest, most exotic All-Grade-A tobaccos we can find. We are in this for our love of the leaf and our drive to share with you the fruits of our labor.