Caldwell Cigar
Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Honduran Criollo
Filler: Dominican Honduras
Factory: Agroindustrias LAEPE S.A.
Country: Honduras
Purchase Source: Mark Dikeos
Date Purchased: March 7, 2019
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: July 31, 2023
Quantity: 9

Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff


Once lit, pepper and spice initially comes to me with earthy cedar with a hint of sweetness and cocoa tobacco flavors. The draw is smooth, and the burn is even, setting the stage for a pleasurable experience ahead. The retrihale brings a blast of pepper spice that will wake you up for sure.

Into the second third, the cigar still rings its earthiness to the mix. The spice from before mellows out, allowing the flavors of toasted nuts and creamy cocoa to shine through. The cedar from the first third continues to provide a satisfying backdrop. The draw remains effortless, ensuring a consistent and enjoyable experience. Retrohaling has mellowed a bit from the first third.

In the final third, the Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Habano reaches its crescendo. Leather enters the picture along with the earthy and nutty flavors. Coffee and chocolate continue, providing a luxurious and decadent finish. The draw remains smooth, and the burn is commendable, allowing you to fully savor the robust flavors till the very end. Retrohaling during the final third reveals the full range of flavors, with the earthiness and cocoa notes taking the spotlight.

Overall, the Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Habano is a masterful blend that brings together an exciting array of flavors. From the initial spice to the smooth and earthy middle, and finally, the indulgent and rich finish, this cigar takes you on a captivating journey. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Honduran Criollo binder, and Dominican-Honduran fillers harmonize beautifully, offering a balanced and complex smoke. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or a curious enthusiast, the Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Habano is a blend that will surely captivate your palate. So, light one up, sit back, and enjoy the splendid flavors of this delightful cigar. Cheers!

COVID-19 Day 1,002:
 Blind Man's Bluff, Caldwell, Ecuadorian Habano, Honduras To my amazement, I’ve only smoked this Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Habano only once before three years ago!

Today’s smoking experience came through a decent draw with a slight resistance that delivered nice earthy tobacco flavors of cedar, bread notes, and baking spices. The retrohale provides a nice zip of white pepper. These tobacco flavors last pretty much throughout the cigar.

Truth be told, I wasn’t paying that much attention to this, but I have nothing to complain about and I’m looking forward to the next time I get to smoke this Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff.

Until then…
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What a pleasant surprise. Today’s Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff cigar was a gift from #CigarSensei aka Mark Dikeos of Pacific Motorsports (@bmwMark) in Portland, Oregon.

I’ve been trying some new Cigar Brands (to me) from the likes of Caldwell Cigars, Crowned Heads, and soon on the horizon, Perdomo Cigars and the Oliva Gilberto line.

My cold draw was very encouraging with hints of cocoa, barnyard and earthy tobacco. I’m in!

Once lit, smoke pours out in volumes bringing chocolate, malty bread and sweet wood (cedar). At the second third, more of the same and I’m happy with that! This is a very enjoyable cigar at this point and I don’t expect that to change.

This isn’t an overly complex or special cigar, but what it delivers for the price is “spot-on”!

I’m going to be searching for a 5-pack of the Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff and see where we go from there.

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