There are a lot of products out there, especially nowadays, where you can just tell that a piece of shit was rushed out the door on a shoestring budget by a bunch of workers who have no choice but to participate in the creation of a shamefully shoddy product or lose their jobs. Sure, they’ve got their resumes ready and are putting out feelers, but for today, they’ve got to get a steaming pile of crap out the door and into the market or their boss isn’t going to hit targets, and would then have to face the wrath of his/her next boss up. And nobody wants that.
So on they go, hoping for a better day tomorrow.
But not so at Caldwell cigars.
At Caldwell, they’re doing things right today or they’re not doing them at all. Case in point: the Caldwell All Out Kings cigar, a three-way collaboration between Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, and Robert Caldwell. Drew and Herrera are famous, of course, for their landmark blends for Drew Estate (e.g. Liga Privada No. 9), and were a perfect choice for Caldwell’s first cigar built around Nicaraguan tobacco.
To wit, the cigar was almost ready to be shipped when the team smoked some final samples and had to put the brakes on the whole project. The flavor profile wasn’t quite ready for prime time and needed some aging. Many cigar makers would simply have said, “Eh, close enough” and let the sticks out the door at that point, but these guys see things differently. After a proper aging period, the All Out Kings cigars were tested again and had finally hit the sweet spot of smokeability. The boxes got a spank on the ass, were shipped out, and were finally delivered unto us, the smoking public.
This blend is actually nuts when you take a look at it: a stalk-cut Connecticut Habano wrapper, a double binder featuring exotic Indonesian and Sumatran tobacco, and a finale of a filler blend that puts together Connecticut, Dominican, and Nicaraguan leaves. Fire it up for medium to full bodied smoke with flavors of cedar, warm nuts, dark stone fruit, and cocoa. It’s a real pleasure to puff and we’re looking forward to the next collaboration between the three kings behind this tasty treat.
Please browse our selection of Caldwell All Out Kings cigars at your leisure.