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Caldwell Cigar Co. hit the scene in 2014, fresh off the heels of a dissolution between Caldwell and Eiroa’s Wynwood Cigars. Robert Caldwell now teams up with Ventura out of the Dominican Republic (and is even in the process of building a Caldwell factory) to showcase his own company.

The lineup includes 3 premium brands that utilize rare and vintage tobaccos, as well as a more affordable lineup of 3 cigars called “Iberian Express”. There is also a few ultra-premium, limited edition cigars under the Caldwell name.

Eastern Standard makes use of a Dark Connecticut Hybrid wrapper and showcases the mild-medium range for Caldwell. This cigar was well-received upon release and secured the #10 spot on Cigar Dojo’s 2014 Cigar of the Year list.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Hybrid Ecuadoriano – 2006
  • Binder: Habana Dominicano – 2005
  • Filler: 30% Dominican Criollo ’98 (2008) – 30% Dominican Corojo Ligero (2006) – 40% Nicaraguan Habano (2007)
  • Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Small batch/Regular production
  • Packaging: 24-ct boxes
  • Price: $8 – $12