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CAO Pilon

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CAO piles on the flavor

CAO is known for their laundry list of 90+ rated blends and for being one of the most innovative brands in the industry. From their breakthrough classic CAO Black, to the shape of the CAO Flathead, to their use of unique leaves in CAO OSA Sol, CAO has never been afraid to push the envelope. Now with their new release, CAO Pilon, they are resurrecting a seldom used and costly fermentation method, the circular pilon. A standard tobacco pilon is basically a pile of tobacco ‘hands,’ which are 10-15 tobacco leaves tied together, that are allowed to heat up and ferment. With a circular pilon the hands are carefully layered in a circular pattern, with the payoff being that the tobacco ferments at a slower rate which enhances the flavor.

CAO Pilon comes dressed in a dazzling Ecuador Habano wrapper, encasing the binder and long-fillers from Nicaragua. This cigar is medium-bodied and packs flavor in droves with delicious notes of spice, cedar, pepper, nuts, and cocoa. CAO Pilon is a rich and hearty blend that continues CAO’s string of hits.

CAO Pilon received an impressive 90-rating noting: "This cigar has the sweet and bready cinnamon qualities of a graham cracker, along with a bold earthy core and cedary finish. The cigar gleams with oil and  burns evenly."

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Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x49)
Box of 20
In Stock
$173.80
| save $50.76 29% off
$123.04
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x49)
Pack of 5
Only 5 Left
$43.45
| save $11.95 28% off
$31.50
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Corona Box-Pressed (5.2"x44)
Box of 20
In Stock
$141.80
| save $39.06 28% off
$102.74
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Corona Box-Pressed (5.2"x44)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$32.45
| save $5.95 18% off
$26.50
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Gigante (6.0"x60)
Box of 20
In Stock
$177.80
| save $51.86 29% off
$125.94
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Gigante (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5
Only 5 Left
$44.45
| save $11.95 27% off
$32.50
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$155.80
| save $48.20 31% off
$107.60
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$38.95
| save $10.95 28% off
$28.00
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro Box-Pressed (6.2"x54)
Box of 20
Only 2 Left
$173.80
| save $50.76 29% off
$123.04
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro Box-Pressed (6.2"x54)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$43.45
| save $11.95 28% off
$31.50
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Torpedo (7.0"x54)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$44.45
| save $11.95 27% off
$32.50
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.52 out of 5 Based on 134 Ratings
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Excellent medium bodied cigar. Smokes with an easy draw.
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One of my favorite
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Great product
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Nice construction, a little hard on the draw. A quality cigar
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Jeff K

CAO...at it again.

Jeff K
More and more today, new cigar releases seem to be hyping up some sort of gimmick or “uniqueness” factor. Some work, some don’t, and it’s nice to see the industry moving forward in different ways. But most nights, when I’m looking for a cigar to unwind with after a long day, I don’t want something flashy. I want something simple and elegant. Enter CAO Pilon, a cigar that’s been one of my post-work go-tos since it was released in late 2015.
 
I’m sure many of you are familiar with CAO, but if you have a second, check out their portfolio again, and just count all of the fantastic cigars that they’re behind. This brand is chock full of 90+ ratings (including the cigar at hand today), and I’m expecting that list will keep growing in the future. Pilon was released under their “Classic” line, which also includes the fantastic CAO Gold, Maduro, and Cameroon.
 
So where does the name Pilon come from? It’s a purposefully stacked layer of leaves, meant to ferment the tobacco. This style of fermentation dates back to Havana, Cuba in the 1800’s. It’s a traditional approach that takes slightly longer than typical fermentation, but that delivers a flavor that is rich, bold, and as the line suggests, classic.
 
Before we dive into the flavor of these sticks, let’s quickly go over the presentation. For my money, it’s unbeatable. The box is simple, the band gives you all the information on the blend that you need (why don’t more cigars do this?), and the text on the front tells you all about the Pilon story. Inside the box, you’ll find 20 perfectly rolled Nicaraguan gems. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is slightly oily, and really compliments the Nicaraguan fillers and binder.
 
The result of this blend is a medium-bodied mix of spice, earth, cedar, leather, and a natural nuttiness. The cigar grows in strength as you burn it, and by the end, it certainly has a bit more kick, without being overwhelming. This is a perfect companion to a glass of rum after a great dinner. The balance of this cigar makes me confident recommending it to anyone, and as of now, I’m making sure I always have a few of these on hand. It just goes to show you — trends come and go, but passion and talent are timeless.