Caldwell Anastasia - Igor
Robert Caldwell's fascination with cigars ignited when he ventured into Ernesto Perez-Carrillo's boutique in Little Havana during his tender age of 12. The allure of exquisite craftsmanship, intricate layers, and the elegance woven into the art of cigar making captivated him from the outset. Unbeknownst to him, this enchantment would culminate, two decades later, in the creation of a truly exceptional cigar in collaboration with Ernesto.
Anastasia stands as the crowning jewel of Robert Caldwell's endeavors, a manifestation of his devotion to the realm of premium cigar craftsmanship. This remarkable blend forms the culmination of a circular odyssey, retracing his path through the industry to its inception—a spark of curiosity that germinated into a lifelong dedication.
Though simply christened Anastasia, this cigar represents the fourth installment under this appellation. Prior renditions donned either blue or green bands, yet this iteration graces the scene with the distinctive Anastasia Yellow Band. Crafted within the Dominican Republic's confines, the exact fusion of factory and blend remains shrouded in the mystique of a closely guarded secret.
Medium-to-full-bodied, these cigars envelop the palate in velvety layers of caramel, malt, and spice, complemented by subtle undertones of leather and cedar.
- Size: 7 1/2"
- Ring Gauge: 38
- Strength: Medium
- Vitola: Lancero
- Filler: ?
- Binder: ?
- Wrapper: ?
- Country: Dominican Republic
Caldwell Cigar Co.
Caldwell Cigar Co., founded in 2014, is represented by Robert Caldwell, who has become synonymous with the brand. The company produces its core line of cigars at Tabacalera William Ventura, situated in the Dominican Republic. In 2008, Caldwell made his entry into the cigar industry by introducing a luxurious service, akin to a concierge, delivering cigars and accessories to upscale hotels and restaurants. Presently, Caldwell's portfolio encompasses more than 10 brands originating from three different countries, and he has gained recognition for his collaborative blending projects with fellow cigar makers. Among his offerings, the Eastern Standard stands out as a smooth and medium-bodied cigar, boasting a lustrous hybrid leaf with a Connecticut Ecuadorian wrapper.