Robert Caldwell’s premium cigar brand has been on fire since it released. On fire, cigars… get it? Alright, bad word play aside, this boutique brand has quickly built a reputation for releasing tasty, small-batch releases. Like the best bourbons, seeking Caldwell out can be a bit of a pain, but once you’ve had a great one, you can’t go back.
The King is Dead is Caldwell’s second blend is a medium-bodied, complex balancing act. Every Caldwell sample I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying has burnt like an absolute champion. And The King is Dead is no different. Delivering notes of wood, earth, chocolate, spice, coffee, and a slight, nutty sweetness, you’ll enjoy every second of this handcrafted awesomeness. The price isn’t low, but with Caldwell, you really do get what you pay for.
Good news, The King is Dead has recently earned an impressive 93-point rating, noting: “The name is unorthodox and perhaps doesn’t evoke visions of the everyday smoking experience, but this cigar combines the nuance of maple sweetness and the tonality of earth in unexpected ways.”