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CAO Nicaragua

All around the world… and back to Nicaragua

Since Rick Rodriguez has taken over CAO, they’ve released winner after winner after winner. From the uber-contemporary design and blend of CAO Flathead, to the experimental, innovative releases featuring Brazilian tobaccos like the Fuma em Corda, to more traditional cigars like CAO Pilon… it seems like Ricky can do no wrong. Today, that win streak continues with the newest entry in the “world-famous” World Series – CAO Nicaragua. 

Yes, though they’ve visited Italy, Colombia, and America on their tour of tobacco dominance, CAO has never released a blend specifically designed to highlight Nicaraguan tobaccos until now. At the core of this cigar you’ll find plenty of lush, extensively aged Nicaraguan long-fillers from the Jalapa Valley, Esteli, and Condega. Clad in a Honduran Jamastran wrapper leaf, this CAO booms out with a full-bodied blast of pepper with a core of nuts and toasty tobacco backing it up. Sure to become a best-seller like Brazilia and Italia before it, CAO Nicaragua is destined for greatness. Get in now.  

Good news! CAO Nicaragua has earned an awesome 91-point rating, noting: "There's a good draw and burn to this dark and oily cigar. It's earthy and oaky with touches of vanilla and spearmint that lead to a bold, leathery finish."

Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Granada (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$145.80
save $29.1620% off
$116.64
Granada (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5Out Of Stock$36.45
save $5.9516% off
$30.50 Notify
Matagalpa (Corona) (5.6"x46)
Box of 20In Stock$135.80
save $27.1620% off
$108.64
Matagalpa (Corona) (5.6"x46)
Pack of 5In Stock$33.95
save $5.4516% off
$28.50
Tipitapa (Robusto) (4.8"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$139.80
save $27.9620% off
$111.84
Tipitapa (Robusto) (4.8"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$34.95
save $5.4516% off
$29.50
Overall Rating4.51 out of 5 Based on 88 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Nicaragua”

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5 out of 5
One of my favoriets
These are one of the cigars that I go to when I want a great tasting cigar. Great burn very nice flavor and it is nice that it takes an hour to finish. Worth the money and I purchase them all the time. Just great in my opinion.
4 out of 5
good value for money
good value for money
5 out of 5
Another Great CAO
I have always been an Italia guy and recently tried a Fathead with a friend. His everyday smoke is the Granada, so i tried. Great construction. And nice consistant med- bold smoke, even burn. Flavor has a hint of pepper.
5 out of 5
Well assembled cigar for the price.
This cigar starts out kind of earth. It burned near perfectly. The flavors grew in complexity. It’s a decent cigar.
5 out of 5
Its a winner
Good draw, nice aroma, tasty stick. I really enjoy what i feel is best of the CAO world lineup imo. To me its almost like snacking on peanuts while sipping a whiskey. To me....its sort of salty toasty cream smooth and flavors dont linger long but satisfyingly just good . I enjoy this and ordered a handful.
4 out of 5
Consistently good draw. Good flavor
Consistently good draw. Good flavor not overpowering. Good cigar fir the money.
5 out of 5
Good pull, smooth taste, and
Good pull, smooth taste, and decent even burn.
4 out of 5
Good medium bodied stick
Good medium bodied stick
3 out of 5
Not a bad smoke, buts
Not a bad smoke, buts pales in comparison to the Brazilian and Italia CAO cigars.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Hands down one of my new favorite smokes. Excellent taste, draw, and burn . The only flaw is a couple of them tended to burn out in the final third, but most smoked consistently to the nub.
5 out of 5
smooth smoke
smooth smoke
5 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua Granada
Another great CAO cigar. The CAO Nicaragua delivers.
5 out of 5
A typically superior product from
A typically superior product from CAO
5 out of 5
Hunk a hunk of burning love
Excellent smoke. Like all CAO products, provides consistently reliable construction, draw and burn. Great flavor!
4 out of 5
Very well crafted cigar. The
Very well crafted cigar. The burn line was perfect even in a slight wind. Good taste all the way through fir me.
4 out of 5
very nice
very good smoke. medium body with nice complex flavors, cedar, spice and earth. would buy again if on sale again
4 out of 5
Great draw, nice burn, smooth
Great draw, nice burn, smooth body
4 out of 5
Good Smoke, draw, and construction.
Good Smoke, draw, and construction.
5 out of 5
t Don Felix Toro,
good smoke
5 out of 5
Great smoke,good taste
Great smoke,good taste
5 out of 5
C. McFarland, CAO Nicaragua Granada
Nice medium bodied smoke!
5 out of 5
Smooth medium smoke
Smooth medium smoke
5 out of 5
MJ
Very smooth and nice flavor
5 out of 5
Too Good.
Too Good.
5 out of 5
Great flavor
Great flavor
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Very good cigar. Nice taste but not too strong. Burned evenly and did not get hot at the end. Good quality for the money.
5 out of 5
Highly recommended
Beautifully smooth, a pleasure to smoke. Rated as strong, I'd say they are mild to medium body.
4 out of 5
Very good burning cigar. Mild
Very good burning cigar. Mild flavor and priced right.
4 out of 5
Good cigar, a lot of
Good cigar, a lot of spice in the tastes, burned well, enjoyed it and like the size, good hour smoke
4 out of 5
Well made, good draw, smooth
Well made, good draw, smooth flavor.
5 out of 5
Another tasty one from CAO.
Another tasty one from CAO. Never had a bad one from them yet🤩
4 out of 5
Solid.
Sharp and good pull. Loved the maps on the inside of the ring and the flavor was better than most, although the smoke was heavier. It was a bit difficult to smoke with other cigars in the same sitting
5 out of 5
CAO are my go to
CAO are my go to stick never had a bad one must say my favorite is Flathead 660
5 out of 5
Consistently excellent.
Consistently excellent.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Great smoke!
4 out of 5
Smooth mellow cigar.
Smooth mellow cigar.
5 out of 5
Classic cigar from Nicaragua. If
Classic cigar from Nicaragua. If you'd like the dark ones you will love this one. Another great deal of cigars international.
4 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua Granada
Another quality CAO cigar.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
One of my favorites
5 out of 5
A wonderful experience
Awesome smoke
4 out of 5
consistent smoke
consistent smoke
5 out of 5
very good!
very good!
4 out of 5
complex, full flavor that builds
complex, full flavor that builds right to the nub
5 out of 5
Good
Good
4 out of 5
Great value
For the price point in my opinion CAO Nicaragua Granada is a very good everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
nice flavor. even burn. very enjoyable smoke
4 out of 5
Worth the price
Bought a box of these through make me an offer. I'm a big fan of the other CAO country lines and these did not disappoint. Have a nice peppery aftertaste, solid burn and construction. Would buy again but not at retail price
4 out of 5
Very good smoke.
Very smooth and long smoke. Not too strong.
5 out of 5
A wrapped up pepper.
I tend to like spicy cigars later in the evenings and CAO Nicaragua fits the bill perfectly with one caveat; the cigar is so good I want to smoke them morning, noon, and night. If you like spicy full bodied atomic flavor bombs then CAO has got you covered.
4 out of 5
Very good my buddies loved
Very good my buddies loved them
5 out of 5
Mighty good, mighty good
Just like all the other CAOs I've had: ridiculously tasty, packs a mean punch, quality construction, great draw and consistent excellence. I'm glad they added this to their line.
3 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua Granada
Good flavor, good burn. I enjoy this cigar but this batch so far have all had a really tight roll.
5 out of 5
The cigars was great
The cigars was great
4 out of 5
pretty decent smoke
pretty decent smoke
5 out of 5
Great
Recommended!
4 out of 5
Whats that taste?
Well constructed, Almost perfect draw. Perfect burn. Then there is the taste. Has a lingering...tobacco-spice-woody-earthy flavor. Maybe a hint of leather. Overall a tasty smoke. I would buy again.
4 out of 5
CAO Nicaraguan
Definitely a full-bodied cigar not for the beginner well-constructed great taste I would definitely buy him again
4 out of 5
Still Testing
Nicely packed. Even burn. I had to try one right away. The rest are resting in the humidor. Reminded me of a cross between a Columbia and a Brasilia. I am a fan of the CAO offerings for medium to fill cigars. I look forward to CI offering a country sampler.
5 out of 5
Winner winner.
CAO fan here. Faves are the flathead 660, MX2, Brazilia, Italia, and Black. Have enjoyed two Nicaraguas so far, and this beauty may have leapfrogged the wonderful pack. Tasted great, burned great, looked great. Nothing to nitpick about.
4 out of 5
Classic CAO quality
Quality aside the cigar itself is a solid smoke good flavor from beginning to end. Not too strong, more like medium to medium-full.
4 out of 5
nice
Smoother then expected with plenty of flavor.
5 out of 5
The best
Every Christmas season I buy a bundle of 90+ rated cigars for family get together’s. This year the CAO Granada is totally satisfiing all of us😃🎁
5 out of 5
Great smoke , start to
Great smoke , start to finish
3 out of 5
Too Hot
Burns good,draws good but too Peppery.
4 out of 5
savage swede
Very good smoke
3 out of 5
First one I smoked was
First one I smoked was OK, second one had such a tough draw I couldn't finish it.
5 out of 5
top notch
very enjoyable
5 out of 5
CAO
This is a great cigar. Wonderful taste and good construction.
5 out of 5
Cao Nicaragua
Very good cigar, from start to finish!
4 out of 5
Very good
Very good smoke and tasty hit the spot by they came very dryed out
5 out of 5
Amazing Cigar
I have always been a fan of CAO cigars but this is now my favorite. A great smoke from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Very good
This was an excellent new blend from CAO. I will definitely buy these again.
5 out of 5
Alan from Virginia
Great smooth medium full cigar Another winner from CAO and Nicaragua
4 out of 5
a really good full flavored
a really good full flavored stick
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
Another excellent cigar from CAO! Great construction,Great Burn,Great Price!
4 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua
Very goood👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
5 out of 5
CAO Nic
Great stick!
4 out of 5
Not so good but ok
Not so good but ok for the price.
3 out of 5
Not bad
More of a practical angle from the cigar company that I thought was watching to many episodes of Kounting Kars.nice cigar.
5 out of 5
Best CAO cigar yet!
Best CAO cigar yet!
3 out of 5
CAO Nica
Good flavors and aromas; poor construction and too tightly rolled
5 out of 5
CAO Nicaragua
Impressive as always! I don’t know that I’ve ever had a bad CAO cigar. I’m partial to mostly Maduro textured cigars, but every once in a while I like one that is slightly lighter in taste, and this one fit the bill.
4 out of 5
Loved it!
I’ve smoked two from the five pack and have been very satisfied with these smokes. Mild and easy to smoke and looking forward to enjoying the rest. Will definitely get more.
5 out of 5
It’s a great stick, robust
It’s a great stick, robust flavors, great draw. One of my Favorites from the CAO line! Highly recommend!!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Strong. Compared to AVO Nicaraguan. Quality no. This is cheap. We all know about cheap cigars. Hard roles. Bad draws. But when it’s good... oh baby.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Love this cigar. Wish it came in a fatter ring size.
5 out of 5
Another gem from CAO
CAO just keeps coming out with these great cigars. Draw, taste and burn were fantastic. Can't wait to see what their next release is.
5 out of 5
Love these!
These are my new favorite. I normally smoke-LFD chapter 1, oliva v melanio, My Father The Judge, My Father Antillas maduro, cao brazilia etc. These CAO Nicaraguas are On Point! Specially for the price. Always great experience ordering from CI 👍

Some CAO Nostalgia

Sean G.

The CAO brand holds a special place in my heart. In the early 2000s, as an amateur looking for his first cigar, the bright green and yellow of the CAO Brazilia caught my eye. I mean, how could it not? And fortunately, my choice paid off. I picked up a few sticks and never looked back. Now, nearly decades later, I’m picking up CAO Nicaragua with the same youthful excitement I had in the past. How can this possibly live up to expectations?

In terms of looks, CAO Nicaragua isn’t much of a departure from Brazilia (or any of the other “World Series”). Even so, it feels so fresh. How it took so long to incorporate Nicaragua into this series is anyone’s guess, but it’s long overdue…and welcome. The core of the blend are well-aged long-fillers from the Jalapa Valley, Esteli, and Condega. This beauty is then finished with a smooth, dark Honduran Jamastran wrapper leaf. Ok, CAO. You’ve passed the looks test. Now let’s fire it up…

Lighting up the Tipitapa size (4.8”x50), I’m met with a smooth spice and notes of cedar and earth. As the cigar progresses, the spice subsides a bit and the cedary and earthy notes become more pronounced with additional notes of almonds coming through. Damn, this thing is good.

What struck me the most is the cigar’s balance. I burned down three sticks for this review. The first cigar I finished felt like it only lasted 15 minutes. In reality, it was closer to 45 minutes. I wanted more. Nay, I needed more! And that’s what makes this so great. You can sit around with a more complex - and more expensive - blends and fret over the subtle changes and seemingly made up tasting notes (see: strawberry milk, ketchup, or Sour Cream & Onion Pringles). But that’s not what CAO Nicaragua is. It’s a cigar that allows you to get lost in your thoughts, sit back, and most importantly: relax. After all, isn’t that what cigars were made for?