Caldwell Cigars
Eastern Standard Sungrown by Caldwell Cigars

Vitola: Corretto (Robusto)
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Mexican Hybrid /Habano
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Dominican, Mexican
Factory: Caldwell Cigar Factory
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: February 1, 2019
Price: $11.00
Date Smoked: September 22, 2021
Quantity: 4

Eastern Standard Sungrown by Caldwell Cigars

COVID-19 Day 548
 Caldwell, Caldwell Cigars, Corretto, Dominican Republic, Eastern Standard, Eastern Standard Sungrown, Habano, Hybrid Mexican, Robusto Through a generous draw of this Eastern Standard Sungrown by Caldwell Cigars come smooth tobacco flavors of coffee, cocoa, and leather with a touch of dry hay and a retrohale of soft black pepper flavors.

I’m just finishing the first third and I’m wrought with burn issue as it appears only one side I this cigar wants to burn properly… Oh well. We continue…

Aside from the burn issues, the draw of this Eastern Standard Sungrown was pretty decent and I was able to enjoy the “dry” tobacco flavors of coffee, cocoa, and leather for most of the way.

I’ll spark this again for sure… we’ll see what she brings next time.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Day 288:
Hanging out at Cascade with the Fellas today with this Eastern Standard Sungrown by Caldwell Cigars.

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 66: 2.0-Mile Cigar


Caldwell Cigars, Dominican Republic, Eastern Standard, Hybrid Mexican/Habano04/07/2019

I was hoping to be able to confirm in my mind and palette that the Caldwell Eastern Standard was going to make the cut and find a place in my TupperDor.

Honestly, because I was conversing with people at my table I wasn’t able to give it my all, but what I did notice was creamy malty flavors, cocoa, coffee, and leather.

After reviewing my previous notes, looks like this is at least 5-Pack Worthy.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

 Caldwell Cigars, Dominican Republic, Eastern Standard, Hybrid Mexican/HabanoA snip and cut and my cold draw gave me malty earth and barnyard (usually a good sign for me).

Once lit, deep rich earthy flavors and the pepper spice that’s not overwhelming are delivered as promised. There is some resistance to the draw, but, not bad. We’ll see what happens when she opens up.

I just read on ” HalfWheel” that this is supposed to be Caldwell’s version of a Connecticut… OK, I’ll bite. If this is a Connecticut, I wish they were all like this… wishful thinking, I know.

“Eastern Standard Sun Grown uses a hybrid Mexican/Habano wrapper over an Ecuadorian binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Mexico. For context, the Eastern Standard is Caldwell’s take on a Connecticut cigar, though the wrapper used for the original line is not a pure Connecticut shade; rather, that cigar uses a Connecticut and Brazilian Mata fina hybrid wrapper over Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.” –

Starting the final third and this cigar has hit its stride planting itself right inside the flavors that I look for, creamy earthy leather with a good amount of pepper spice waving in and out of my retrohale. They’re a couple of flavor notes that are missing for me but I’m willing to overlook that for now, I don’t mind.

This is 5-Pack Worthy for me

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium/Full
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 1
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 4
Leather: 1
Pepper: 1