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CAO Spans the Globe
CAO’s “World” cigar line is a star-studded arsenal, containing some of the finest cigars on the planet. To make someone choose a favorite would be a cruel request, they’re all amazing. But, if forced to choose, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear more than a few guys declare CAO Colombia as their #1. This unique gem features a mixture of Colombian and Brazilian leaves that no other cigar on the market can match.
Cuban-seed tobaccos have actually been flourishing in Colombia since the 19th century, though you rarely hear about them. Discover their most-welcome qualities with CAO. Colombia showcases “Ica Mazinga” tobacco, a leaf that’s been developed over 15 years of hard work. Employing it with a Nicaraguan wrapper and Cameroon binder, Colombia dishes out spades of toasted nuts, coffee, and a sweet n’ salty finish.
CAO Colombia has finally received a long overdue 92-rating, noting: “Its core of earth and wood is balanced by sweet, fruity notes of black cherry and nougat with a nutty touch of cashew.”
A Real Blockhead…
‘Murica, son! Home of hot rods, pin-up chicks, and CAO’s greatest offering: CAO Flathead. Borrowing inspiration from American muscle cars, Flathead not only sports a highly-unique shape, but backs it up with a high-octane blend. Instead of the traditional round or torpedo shaped head, this sleek handmade is completely squared off.
Heavy in the hand, CAO Flathead starts with a well-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Thick and chewy, the leaf conceals a bevy of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers embraced by a Connecicut Habano-seed binder. Then, each cigar is carefully box-pressed. We could tell you how good it is, or we could say this — CAO Flathead has over 600 customer reviews on CI, averaging 5 stars out of 5, and is the highest rated 60-ring cigar by Cigar Aficionado. Ever.
Named the #3 Cigar of 2015, Flathead received an astounding 95-rating, noting: “From the first light, this seriously squared-off cigar takes off with notes of ripe fruit, leather, and molasses that only gain intensity.”