I've been known to jump the gun on more than one occasion. Today marks another one of those occasions. The cigar I am smoking right now is a sample of something very special that's scheduled to arrive towards the end of May. The reason I decided to write about it is simple: I've been burning through these samples on a daily basis, and loving every single one.
The cigar is Man O’ War, a limited-production size within the CAO Black line. The size, a menacing 6”x60 super-toro. CAO sent us 50 samples. Of that number, I’ve had at least 30, and each one has offered everything I could possibly ask of my favorite CAO blend, CAO Black.
If you’ve tried CAO Black, consider this: Take everything this blend offers - the creamy texture, peppery aftertaste, vanilla undertones and buttery smooth character – and multiply it. Multiply it by 2, 3, whatever; just imagine more. That’s Man O’ War, ‘more’ CAO Black. A soothing hour and a half of sheer smoking delight.
Only 20,000 cigars were produced from CAO’s one-time alottment. To thin the inventory out a bit, these gentle giants have been set in boxes of 10. Indeed, Man O' War will turn some heads.