Robert Caldwell would like you to try Yellow Cake. Caldwell Cigar Co. is neither entering the pastry business, nor the nuclear weapons business, rather, it’s making a new event-only cigar. Yellow Cake is the next cigar from the company, a 4 x 44 cigar that uses scrap tobaccos from three lines the company produces at Tabacalera William Ventura in the Dominican Republic.

It uses Dominican corojo wrapper, which you can find on the Long Live the King line, as well as filler tobaccos left over from the production of the Eastern Standard and the King is Dead lines.

Beyond the dessert reference, yellowcake gained notoriety in America during the second invasion of Iraq. Yellowcake is a type of concentrated uranium powder. Documents, later discovered to be forgeries, showed that Saddam Hussein was trying to purchase yellowcake uranium from the African nation of Niger. These documents also led to the Valerie Plame scandal.

Robert Caldwell told halfwheel the cigars are coming “in a month.” It will be offered at events in three-packs.

Charlie Minato

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