First there was Eastern Standard, now there is Far Eastern Standard. Today, Cigar Dojo announced its 17th collaboration with the Far Eastern Standard by Caldwell Cigar Company. The cigar will make its debut November 6th and will be offered exclusively through South Florida retailer Smoke Inn.
Far Eastern Standard becomes the first Cigar Dojo collaboration to be released in a lancero format. The cigar is a 7 x 40 vitola featuring a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, Indonesian binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. The cigars will be presented in 10-count bundles with a total production of 300 bundles. Pricing is set at $9.00 per cigar or $89.95 per bundle.
The packaging is a mash-up of Caldwell’s Eastern Standard lines and Dojo’s penchant for Asian cultures. It uses a similar style to the one found on the Eastern Standard line but uses a hand-drawn likeness of Emperor Meiji, who ruled Japan from 1867 to 1912.
In a press release announcing the Caldwell Far Eastern Standard, Caldwell Cigar Company owner Robert Caldwell stated, “I was very excited to take part in this collaboration with Dojo. We wanted to put together a product that would really be top-notch. This cigar is a cigar that I have been smoking almost every day since we first blended it. It really is my perfect cigar. It’s medium-bodied, rich, creamy, smooth and balanced.”
Eric Guttormson, owner of Cigar Dojo, added, “We have been hoping to do a lancero for a long time and Robert nailed the perfect blend combination with this Far Eastern Standard. This cigar oozes tons of flavor and has instant-classic written all over it.”
A pre-release event is scheduled November 6th at Smoke Inn’s Boynton Beach store with Robert Caldwell and Eric Guttormson in attendance. The remaining allocation will be available on Smoke Inn’s online store beginning November 8th.
The following is a complete list of the Cigar Dojo collaborations done by cigar manufacturers and brands:
- Undercrown Dogma by Drew Estate
- Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla by Espinosa Cigars
- Viaje Throw Down Dojonation
- RoMa Craft Tobac Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794-Cigar Dojo Edition
- Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II by Espinosa Cigars
- Quesada Dojo de Luxe
- Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel-Aged
- Protocol K9
- Aganorsa Leaf’s ReviveR by Casa Fernandez
- Espinosa Feng Shui
- Room 101 [untitled]
- Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive
- Protocol Night Stick
- Psychedelic Turtle
- RoMa Craft Tobac Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Pennsatucky
- Aganorsa Leaf Bonsai
- Caldwell Far Eastern Standard
At a glance, here is a look at the Caldwell Far Eastern Standard:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Piloto Dominicano, Nicaraguan Habano
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Lancero: 7 x 40
Photo Credits: Cigar Dojo