Blind Mans Bluff from Caldwell Cigars is one of those cigars that I see from time to time when I’m in my local B&M but have never picked up. Since I am trying to explore things outside of my normal go to cigars I thought it would was a good time to try it. Originally released at the 2015 IPCPR trade convention and unlike the rest of Caldwell’s cigars, they are fabricated at Agroindustrias Laepe S.A. in Danli, Honduras, which is also the same factory that rolls all of Camacho cigars.
The cigar is milk chocolate in color, has some thin veining and has more of a powdery finish as opposed to appearing oily. Construction wise the seams are nice and tight and it feels dense but a touch lumpy near the band. It gives the smells of dried fruit, cedar and hay. These are all noticed from the foot but the sweet dried fruit smell is more prevalent. The cold draw has flavors of spice cinnamon and hay, the draw was easy but not loose.
The first half has the flavors os black pepper and wood with a bitter sweet finish. It burns sharp and produces plenty of smoke that has a light weight mouth feel. The ash does drop off about every 1/4 inch so you’ll want to keep up with it to prevent getting a lap full. A small concern and nothing that detracts from the cigar.
Coming to the second half it turns dark chocolate in flavor with nuttiness and earth. For a moment there was is a sweet and spicy cinnamon finish that quickly changes to a long pepper finish. These are the flavors for the rest of the cigar. The burn remains even and the smoke continues to billow and fill the room.
To me this cigar is full in flavor and medium in strength. It would pair well with just about anything you choose to drink and a great cigar to unwind with at the end of the day or with a group of friends. With a rich flavor profile it would be easily appreciated by either a novice or experienced smoker. After smoking this the Blind Mans Bluff I wish I had looked into the Caldwell line earlier and if you haven’t tried it yet once do, you’ll feel the same way.