Caldwell’s first release under new ownership is a new maduro blend for the Long Live The Queen line.

On March 1, it was announced that Laudisi Distribution Group acquired Caldwell Cigar Co. and Lost&Found Cigars. As part of the acquisition, Robert Caldwell joined the management team at Laudisi and he was in the booth to talk about his products, of which Long Live The Queen Maduro was the only new release.

The new blend will come in five sizes featuring a Brazilian wrapper over a binder from Indonesia and filler from the Dominican Republic. It is being made at the Ventura family’s El Maestro factory in the Dominican Republic.

It will be offered in five sizes:

  • Long Live The Queen Maduro Corona (5 1/2 x 46) — $14.20 (Boxes of 10, $142)
  • Long Live The Queen Maduro Gordo (6 x 60) — $18 (Boxes of 10, $180)
  • Long Live The Queen Maduro Robusto (5 x 50) — $14.80 (Boxes of 10, $148)
  • Long Live The Queen Maduro Toro (6 x 54) — $17 (Boxes of 10, $170)
  • Long Live The Queen Maduro Toro Box Pressed (6 x 52) — $20 (Boxes of 10, $200)

Shipping is slated to begin at the end of June.

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I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.