Hold on tight.
CAO was firing on all cylinders when they released the Flathead. The high-octane blend received incredible ratings and the highest score given to a 6” x 60 by Cigar Aficionado EVER, and even took home the title of third best cigar of the year in 2015. The meaty box-pressed blend was inspired by the world of hot-rods and pin-ups, and featured smooth, full bodied flavors and flawless construction. Now the team at CAO have supercharged the Flathead, with the same blend but a unique fermentation process.
The Flathead V19 utilizes the same Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Connecticut habano binder, and Nicaraguan & Dominican fillers, but cuts the fermentation time. The result is that the leaves retain their native, natural flavors, which are then refined through longer than usual aging. On paper the V19 looks exactly the same as the original Flathead, but make no mistake: these cigars are in a class of their own. Deep molasses and leather notes will take your palate on a joy ride that you won’t ever want to end, so grab a box and light up any time you need to rev your engines.
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.”