|Brand||Caldwell Cigar Co.|
|Filler||Dominican Republic and Nicaragua|
|Tasting Notes||Rye whiskey, black pepper, citrus, cedar, sweet chocolate, dry lumber|
If you were with us last year then you've blind smoked Caldwell's Long Live The King. The limited edition Savages is an altered version of this, with an undisclosed blend that was made to taste creamier and nuttier than Long Live The King. When Robert Caldwell started his brand of cigars, his goal was, "to create special cigars using well aged rare tobaccos and to enjoy the hell out of what we do.” He is known for utilizing rare tobacco, and he's chosen to keep this blend a mystery.
|Review #1 Content||
Other than a bit of a burn issue and the rapidly increasing heat in the final third, this cigar seems to have reached where it was destined to be: rich, complex, balanced, smooth and incredibly enjoyable. If you've got some in your humidor and they perform anything like the one I smoked, go grab one and smoke it right now. If you happen to find one—or more—on a store shelf, buy it without a second thought and smoke it with your full attention, as it has turned into a remarkably good cigar.
|Review #2||Stogie Guys|
|Review #2 Content||
Once an even light is established, the draw opens almost instantly. What follows is a bready, medium-bodied profile of white pepper, cocoa powder, oak, and soft cayenne heat. There’s also a damp mustiness that reminds me of cigars from Davidoff or PG ... Perhaps the defining characteristic of the Savages Corona Extra is its rich, balanced complexity—as well as the density of the oily smoke, and the damp, earthy, mushroom-like mustiness. This is, by far, the best cigar I’ve had from Caldwell. It’s worthy of an excellent rating of four and a half stogies out of five.