22 Minutes to Midnight is a release from Robert Caldwell’s Lost & Found ultra-premium line! Due to limited availability and extra-long age, only 200 boxes of each size will be released two times a year. Released in both a Habano and Connecticut wrapper, these cigars were aged for over 2 years after rolling. Not only have these cigars spent significant time resting after being produced, but the combined age of the filler tobaccos in these cigars is also over 25 years!
“23:38 (22 Minutes to Midnight) is the best cigar I have ever made. There are 2 iterations. One is Habano and one in Connecticut. It’s as good as Anastasia’s green label, but it might be better. It’s unbelievable and your customers will absolutely flip when they try them. Ask Miguel.
They were rolled in Jan/Feb of 2020. The combined age of the tobaccos in the Habano was 29 years at the time of manufacture. The Connecticut 31 years. There is nothing on the market even close to this. Davidoff cannot touch them. No one can. Push the shot out of these. I want them everywhere. 5 down the line they get one free down the line. Otherwise no discounts. The name is the date stamp on a text Tony sent me when we came up with the lost and found concept. We are using it now in a symbolic way as we start our pívot to manufacturers.
This cigar is made at El Maestro which is a small factory William Ventura (father) has that he started just for fun. Now just for fun is just for Me for special small projects. Everything we are doing is incredibly special, gourmet, and unique.”
Tasting Notes: Earth, Marshmallow, Cream, Mild Spice
Strength: Medium Bodied
Country: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Wrapper Origin: Dominican
Wrapper Leaf: Habano
Box Count: 20
*Pre-orders expected to ship out starting Friday, June 10th
Lou Cross (verified owner) –
I chose the Habano blend over the Connecticut hoping for a bit more punch. This is a very pleasant, medium strength Dominican puro with lots of flavor. The cigar started with dominant notes of toasted bread and a well done caramel. This gave way to non-offensive earthy tones and hints of leather, but finished well with the last third having some really nice creamy, honey and citrus flavors that lingered on the palate. The cigar burned evenly and had a solid ash, though it was a little flaky at times. A resistant draw initially, it opened up almost immediately after a minute of warming up. I would definitely try these if you’re a fan of Caldwell, and this has been noted as the last ‘found’ cigar from the Lost & Found line with a limited release (200 boxes of each size, released two times a year). As well as this one performed, I will likely order a few of the Connecticut wrapper to try.
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