Caldwell – Spirited Smoke
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DAIverson Luxury Vices: Cigar Journal

[04/19/2019] (Limited Edition Belicoso) Ditto. Excellent!
[03/23/2019] (Corona Toro) Ditto. Small raised vein near the foot. Great smoke for any time of the day.
[03/20/2019] (Corona Gorda) perfect draw. Blemish free wrapper with small veins, tight seam, and perfect cap. Pleasant aroma and flavor. Not as good as the Toro.
[01/10/2019] (Toro) This is a wonderful and luxurious experience. Rich, thick, creamy, flavorful, and great aroma. Unfamiliar flavors for me but I enjoyed them. A really classy smoke! Wow!

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Hit & Run Part Deux Almost Robusto

The hit and run part duex is a collaboration blend between Caldwell Cigar Co. & Room 101. 

I have only had one other collaborated cigar from these two which was the Lost and Found Cigars Paradise Lost Circa 2014, Aged 5 years. So I am pretty excited to light up another Caldwell 101. Especially because my favorite type of wrapper is Habano. 

Off to the details for this Rip & Dip – 

Wrapper – Habano
Binder – Undisclosed
Filler –  Domincan Republic, Nicaragua, & U.S.A

1st –
This blend starts out with a great amount of cedar, toasted nuttiness, a very nice floral note popping in & out. Nice amount of spiced cedar and a peppery spice on the finish, leathery charred oak & some light earthy notes. 

2nd –
Right away I’m hit with a blast of citrus zest, as white chocolate ensues. Now here comes more black pepper. LOTS of black pepper, and I don’t mind it at all. Leather comes in and kinda ruins the vibe for me.

3rd –
I am enjoying this spiced cedar coming forward as the citrus zest shifts to a honey sweetness, accompanied by a very nice bready note. I can only compare it to a rye bready note with leather popping up every now and then.

PROS;

First of all, I loved the smooth transitions of this cigar and really enjoyed the citrus zest, white chocolate, honey sweetness, and bready notes. Also, Spiced cedar or black pepper has always been a nice compliment to most flavors for me. So this cigar has a lot going for it. 

CONS;

I did not enjoy the leather for the notes. And the big points lost were 2 re-lights, and 2 burn corrections for a very uneven burn. That lost 13 points total for me and the leather notes lost 2 points for me. 

SCORE = 85

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Caldwell Long Live The King Mad MF

This is from the March Privada cigar club shipment. 
 
A lot of leather, wood, sweet caramel, cocoa, and a sweet tanginess that I can’t quite place.  The flavors are complex and well balanced.
 
The first half has a fair amount of pepper, but it gets very smooth and creamy in the second third. Then towards the end there’s a very heavy leather and oak that sticks to the tongue.
 
The draw was slightly firm, but smoke production was still great, and the burn was perfect.
 
I liked it enough that I immediately went out and bought a box.
 
Total time: 1:50
Score: 91