Price – Gifted by my BOTL Jared (retail $8-9)
Beverage – Coca-Cola
Size – The Heater (5.75 X 46)
Strength – Sly (3/4)
Rating – Rambo (7/10)
Back of the baseball card via the Caldwell website:
Capa: Corojo Dominicano – 2008
Banda: Corojo Dominicano – 2009
Tripa: Corojo Ligero Dominicano 50% – 2006
Tripa: Viso Pelo De Oro Peruano 10% – 2008
Tripa: Habano Ligero Nicaraguense 40% – 2007
My buddy Jared from the great state of Washington sent me a little care package, complete with a BNSF hat (I trade corn on the BNSF and Jared works for the BNSF, BOTL and Brothers of the Rail) and some Caldwell cigars. Jared’s note mentioned how he wanted me to try a few of the Caldwell offerings seeing as to how we hadn’t reviewed any to this point. Here are my thoughts:
1) First off, the Long Live the King has by far one of the coolest and most recognizable bands in the industry. The draw was a little tight on the stick, but the construction was impeccable and the wrapper had a nice oily beauty to it.
2) Calling the Long Live the King a lower level Sly, stout stick but nothing that will cause you to lose the fancy steak dinner.
3) I found the cigar to have a hearty tobacco taste that lasted through the duration of the smoke along with hints of spice to it.
4) My smoke time was one hour and ten minutes
Now to the two questions:
Would I smoke it again? Yes
Would I give it humidor space? Yes
These days there are so many choices and a lot of cigars that can be had at great values and with that I will have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about all of the hype the Caldwell line has been getting on some of the various cigar forums and boards. However, after smoking this it was a no brainer. The cigar with King Tut on the band aka the Boy King delivers a solid smoking experience at a reasonable price point. The Long Live the King should be a fixture in humidors.
Thanks again Jared!