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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Caldwell Cigars Eastern Standard Dos Firmas (Caldwell Signature) - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Caldwell Eastern Standard Dos Firmas
WRAPPER: Connecticut Shade
BINDER: hush-hush
FILLER: mum's the word

FORMAT: Petite Robusto
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
PROFILE: Bitter-sweet/Sour
DELIVERY: Tangy/Fusty

COMBUSTION: excellent

Smooth, cool smoke and hella lotsa it; nice 'nuff tingle to stave off the meh that sometimes brings. Complex as Jared Leto's Joker but hopefully more smoke this than saw that. "Cuban-esque" gets thrown around too much at times -- but yes. Lively yet settled-in and we--rounded plenty to be quite deep. Room-note is killer. Did I type "hella?" Yes, I sure did.
  • Pepper (white & red)
  • Spices (white ginger, clove)
  • Chocolate (milk & cocoa butter)
  • Wood (cedar, cardboard lilt)
  • Sesame seed
  • Tea (chamomile)
  • Citrus (orange slice/lemon wedge) w/fusty attachment
  • Mead [That's a new one]
  • Coffee (diner cuppa)
  • Nuts (peanut butter)
  • Vegetal (sweet grass, 'shrooms)
  • Dirt (red clay)
A 90-100
B 80-89 
C 70-79 
D 60-69 
F 0-59

"At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, Caldwell Cigar Company unveiled a new extension to its Eastern Standard brand known as Eastern Standard Dos Firmas or the Caldwell Signature. “Dos Firmas” translates to two signatures – and that’s because the cigar carries the signatures of company owner Robert Caldwell and of William Ventura, who owns the factory that Caldwell has partnered with." -

"Two years ago, when Robert Caldwell made his return to the cigar industry, he unveiled a line called the Eastern Standard ... This year, Caldwell has taken some steps to make Eastern Standard a full-fledged brand in his portfolio by introducing two new blends under the Eastern Standard line. One of those new blends is a maduro offering known as the Eastern Standard Midnight Express. The other is another Connecticut cigar, using a different Connecticut Shade wrapper known as Eastern Standard Dos Firmas – a.k.a. called the "Caldwell Signature."" - (2016)

& once more from - "According to Caldwell Cigar Company, the Signature was a blend that William Ventura has had created for many years. The company isn’t disclosing the blend details other than it features a Connecticut Shade wrapper."

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