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6/21/18

Caldwell Cigars The King is Dead "Manzanita" - Cigar Redux Review by Kaplowitz

"Why not Kaplowitz?"


I wrote 'bout this blend in its "Premier" Robusto iteration HERE.
Caldwell Cigar Co. is a sponsor of Kaplowitz Media. So?

Caldwell The King is Dead
WRAPPER: Dominican Negrito
BINDER: Dominican Corojo
FILLER: Dominican Corojo Ligero, Negrito, Habano Vuelta Abajo

FORMAT: Petite Corona (w/ pigtail)
ORIGIN: Tabacalera Ventura, Dominican Republic

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
PROFILE: Bittersweet/Savory-Spice
DELIVERY: Roasted/Rigid

COMBUSTION: excellent
CONSTRUCTION: ok
  • Pepper (banana, red & cayenne)
  • Spices (cumin & clove)
  • Woods (hickory & cedar)
  • Coffee (espresso beans, ground)
  • Chocolate (semi-sweet w/ malt attachment)
  • Maple syrup
  • Beef Jerky (teriyaki? sure why not)
  • Fruit (plums to prunes)
  • Grains (dark rye, barley)
  • Floral (hibiscus)
  • Earth (top-soil, charred)
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59


"Deep Like Mariana" - www.CaldwellCigars.com

"The King is Dead is a part of three lines made by Caldwell Cigar Company under its Caldwell Collection brand. Caldwell Cigar Company is owned by Robert Caldwell. Caldwell was best known as a partner of Christian Eiroa with Wynwood Cigars. Last September, it was announced that the partnership with Caldwell and Eiroa had dissolved. Following his departure from Wynwood Cigars, Caldwell set his sights on the Dominican Republic where he has teamed up with William and Henderson Ventura at Tabacalera Ventura to make blends for his new company. One big differentiator in the Caldwell Collection is that it uses rare / hard to find tobaccos. The King is Dead demonstrates this philosophy by incorporating a wrapper not typically used on many premium handmade cigars called Negrito." - www.Cigar-Coop.com (2014)

"60" K/R