Fresh on the heels of the announcement that Caldwell Cigar Co.’s first three lines have begun shipping and that the formal launch party will be happening April 28 in San Diego, Robert Caldwell has announced that he will be releasing a second group of cigars, collectively known as “Selección Junior Varsity.”
There will three blends released, Murcias, with a San Andres Maduro wrapper; Gibraltar, with a Habano Dominicano wrapper; and Sevillana, which uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut. Sizes in all three blends will range from corona to 660, and all will come in 10 count boxes with retail price pointsbetween $4.60 and $6.90 per cigar.
In mid-February, Caldwell announced the release of The Caldwell Collection, which is his premium line. The JV line is meant to meet a different demand than that of The Caldwell Collection. Caldwell said that “sometimes you have to let the ‘b-team’ play–our premium lines feature the rarest tobaccos rolled by the most skilled rollers we could find. We wanted to also have something for those who cannot spend $9 or $10 on a cigar everyday.”
He added that “the JV lines are fantastic cigars; they are just not quite as sophisticated as the Caldwell lines and we utilized tobaccos that are readily available for these lines.”
Seleccion Junior Varsity is being made in Santiago, Dominican Republic, by Henderson and William Ventura. The tobaccos are being sourced from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
While The Caldwell Collection began shipping on Monday, Caldwell said the Seleccion Junior Varsity will begin shipping in three weeks.