Caldwell Cigar
The King is Dead Premier (Robusto) by Caldwell Cigar

Vitola: Premier (Robusto)
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Dominican Negrito
Binder: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Dominican
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Country: Dominican Republic
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Date Purchased: December 8, 2018
Price: $4.45
Date Smoked: December 22, 2018

The King is Dead Premier (Robusto) by Caldwell Cigar

Today I started with Caldwell Cigar’s The King is Dead cigar that had a little pigtail that I picked off and took my very first cold draw of this Caldwell cigar; I was rewarded with a barnyard tobacco aroma that some of you may find… well a little too much like “cow” but in context of a cigar, it’s a good thing I have found more often than not… good start.

A gentle punch-cut and I’m on my way with lots of dry earthy wood smoke and not much at this point to speak of on the retrohale.

I’m now 30-minutes into this and I’m, only starting the second third; this is a slow cigar. Same, same so far, smooth earthy tobacco flavors with little pepper spice that is starting to coat my tongue for a longer lasting finish.

I’m almost at the halfway point and I’m getting something sweet in the background that remind me of almonds is coating my tongue only becoming more pronounced as I smack my lips to try to figure it out; the rest has turned into a creamy smoke that has a very nice aroma, the kind that if I got whiff of, it would stop me to ask what cigar this was.

At the last third, the draw was starting to tighten up so along with the mystery sweetness I was detecting, I decided to straight-cut a couple of snips to see if this would change the outcomes. The body is a medium-full and the strength although not strong is creeping up on me; maybe it’s time to order some food.

I decided at the last third that I was struggling too much with the draw. The draw was getting tighter and my cheeks were getting tired. Time to move on. I think this is a 5-pack worthy cigar. It’s an enjoyable cigar that I wouldn’t mind on the golf course.

I have a few more from the 5-pack I picked, we’ll see if this changes after this has resting a bit more.

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