Name: Caldwell Eastern Standard The Cypress Room
Country: Dominican Republic
Size: Toro (6 inches x 54)
This is the third Caldwell cigar that I try. But it’s the first time I try an Eastern Standard stick. Going with a Scotch seemed like a good choice, so I had a couple of glasses of Johnnie Walker Black Label with it. And, every now and then, I took a sip of sparkling water to reset my palate.
Branding: I like how Caldwell uses faces on their cigar bands. It gives them a nice touch. I’m not a big fan of faces myself, but I like that they have a style.
Construction: Good. I usually prefer my cigars to be rolled a little firmer.
Pre-light: Fresh. Barnyard.
Burn: Mostly even.
Duration: It’s a big cigar, but it burns fast. I was done in less than 60 minutes.
Draw: Good. Not too loose, but a little loose.
Smoke: It produced a decent amount of smoke.
Flavor: Nutty notes. Hints of oak, wood, light roast coffee.