Similar to the Eastern Standard, but not really…
Not too long ago Caldwell and Room 101 collaborated to give cigar enthusiasts a bit of a surprise or “easter egg” at random in boxes of the Caldwell Eastern Standard: Matt Booth’s face on the band. We believe Matt Booth’s face can show up wherever it pleases, after all, it’s a national treasure; but what Booth and Caldwell have done with the Eastern Standard was too exciting for us to not give a go at including in your pack. Voilá!
The Eastern Standard (a.k.a. Not Your Daddy’s Connecticut) is a cigar that challenges the status quo of Connecticut cigars. The wrapper itself is a bastardized crossing of Connecticut shade and Brazilian Mata Fina and we love it. The Binder beneath is a Habana Dominicano that holds fillers from Dominican Criollo 98 and Corojo Ligero as well as a Nicaraguan Habano leaf.
As far as smooth experiences go, the Eastern Standard fits the bill perfectly. The cigar manages to pack dense layers of woody, earthy, and leathery flavors with a breezy aroma that takes you to the countryside, surfacing a beautifully balanced note of pine forest. It’s an awesome cigar AND it has Matt Booth’s face on it.