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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."
For a limited time, enjoy a CAO Flathead Metal Ashtray (worth $100) for just $10 more with any qualifying CAO box purchase.
An ultra-premium ashtray from an ultra-premium brand. It's rare that something as simple as an ashtray makes my head turn, but the first time this treasure was walked through our offices I nearly gave myself whiplash from the speed of my double-take. Absolutely stunning, heavy in the the hand, perfectly shaped grooves to accommodate up to four cigars at once, easy to clean, burn resistant — oh yeah, this baby is everything you'd want and more. The CAO Flathead logo emblazoning the bowl is just the cherry on top of this oh-so-awesome cake.