Wrapper: Corojo Dominicano – 2008
Binder: Corojo Dominicano – 2009
Filler: Corojo Ligero Dominicano 50% – 2006, Viso Pelo De Oro Peruano 10% – 2008, Habano Ligero Nicaraguense 40% – 2007
Petit Double Wide Short Churchill: 6 x 52
This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.
Long Live the King one of three lines made by Caldwell Cigar Company under its Caldwell Collection brand. Caldwell Cigar Company is owned by Robert Caldwell. Caldwell was best known as a partner of Christian Eiroa with Wynwood Cigars. Last September, it was announced that the partnership with Caldwell and Eiroa had dissolved. Following his departure from Wynwood Cigars, Caldwell set his sights on the Dominican Republic where he has teamed up with William and Henderson Ventura at Tabacalera Ventura to make his blends for his new company. One big differentiator in the Caldwell Collection is that it uses rare / hard to find tobaccos. Long Live the King is a multi-national blend that is highlighted by the use of Dominican Corojo.
The name Petit Double Wide Short Churchill is an expanded way of saying “Toro”.
This isn’t the most complex smoke, but the flavors are awesome. It is probably the most unique Corojo-centric blends I have ever had. This cigar delivers notes of natural tobacco, cedar, some sugar cane, and exotic spices. The flavors mesh very well together. This cigar has some power. It starts out medium to full in strength and body but moves to full by the second half.
Robert Caldwell’s comeback is one of the best stories of the year. This cigar is another example of the great work he is doing. This cigar is clearly a box worthy one.