Eastern Standard
The Silk Road

Caldwell Cigar Company has added a limited production lancero to its Eastern Standard line.  “The Eastern Standard – The Silk Road” has become the first line extension since the company launched earlier this year.

Back in February, it was announced that Robert Caldwell, formerly of Wynwood Cigars was returning to the cigar industry after a short hiatus. Caldwell launched two “collections” of three cigars each – the Junior Varsity Collection and the Caldwell Collection. The Eastern Standard line is part of the Caldwell Collection.

The Silk Road adds a 7 1/2 x 40 frontmark to the Eastern Standard line and becomes the fourth vitola. The cigars are packaged 24 per box and there is a limited production run of 500 boxes planned. The Eastern Standard uses a unique “Connecticut Shade hybridized” wrapper known as “Dark Connecticut”. Currently Caldwell Cigar Company is using the William Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic to produce not only the Eastern Standard, but all of the cigars in the Caldwell Collection and Junior Varsity Collection.

The Eastern Standard Lancero has now begun to surface at Caldwell Cigar retailers nationwide.

At a glance, here is a look at the Eastern Standard line:

Blend Profile

Wrapper:  Connecticut Hybrid Ecuadoriano (2006)
Binder: Habana Dominicano (2005)
Filler: Criollo ’98 Viso Dominicano 30% (2008), Corojo Dominicano Ligero 30% (2006)   Habano Seco Nicaraguense 40% (2007)

Vitolas Available

The Silk Road: 7 1/2 x 40
Euro Express: 5 1/2 x 44
Corretto: 5 x 50
Cream Crush: 7 x 48