Back in February, we reported on Robert Caldwell’s return to the premium cigar industry with the launch of Caldwell Cigar Company. In that report, we got a high level preview into the first three releases by the company called “The Caldwell Collection”. Today, the company officially launched the Caldwell Collection at an event in San Diego, California.
The Caldwell Collection to be made in the Dominican Republic by Henderson and William Ventura. When the company was announced, Caldwell said, “The Caldwell Collection to be made in the Dominican Republic by Henderson and William Ventura. According to Caldwell, “The Dominican Republic is one of those treasures that hides in plain sight. There is so much fantastic tobacco, so unique and with such distinct flavors. Unfortunately, many don’t make it to market. It is impossible. Big brands are limited to the variety of tobaccos they can use due to the quantity of cigars that they have to make. A few bales of tobacco to the big boys is nothing. The purpose of Caldwell Cigars is to go wherever we must to find the most exotic flavors we can.” The plan is for the brands to utilize these premium rare tobaccos.
The company is also launching a second line called Seleccion Junior Varsity.
The details of the three blends of the Caldwell Collection are now out.
Back when the Caldwell Collection was announced, this was a cigar being referred to as the “Dark Connecticut”. The company described this as a hybridized Connecticut Shade wrapper.
The Eastern Standard will be packaged in boxes of 24 and will be released in the following frontmarks. The price point ranges from $9.00 to $11.00
Euro Express: 5 1/2 x 44
Corretto: 5 x 50
Cream Crush: 7 x 48
Long Live the King
This is described as the fullest cigar offering in the line. When the Caldwell Collection was announced this was mentioned as the company’s “Corojo” offering.
Long Live the King will be packaged in boxes of 24 and will be reeased in four frontmarks. The price ranges from $9.00 to $12.00.
5 3/4 x 46
7 x 40
6 x 52
6 x 60
The King is Dead
When the Caldwell Collection was announced, this was the offering that uses the “Negrito” wrapper. The company described this offering as a “truly interesting cigar” . Negrito is one of those wrappers that just doesn’t play well with others, but after a couple of months, the right matches were made.
The King is Dead is offered in four sizes. All are packaged in boxes of 24 except the Broken Sword which is packaged in boxes of 37. The price point ranges from $7.00 to $12.00.
Broken Sword: 5 x 40
Premier: 5 x 50
The Last Payday 6 x 52 (Torpedo)
Supreme: 7 1/2 x 52