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Any time’s a good time for a Session.
What exactly is a Session cigar? Well, if you like beer as much as we do here at the offices, you might have heard of a session beer. Session beers have a relatively low ABV but are packed with flavor, so you can enjoy them all day long without crossing over into ‘irresponsible drinking’ territory or waking up with a massive headache. That’s the idea behind Session by CAO, a session-style cigar with tons of flavor and a strength level that makes for an all-day puffer.
The blend features Dominican Piloto Cubano and Nicaraguan Esteli leaves for the filler, secured with a Dominican Vega Especial binder and a thick, toothy Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. These sticks are definitely full-flavored, but medium bodied without a whole lot of pepper and without a hint of harshness. The flavors of cinnamon, earth, nuts, and chocolate work in perfect balance resulting in a stick you’ll never think twice before lighting up, no matter what time of day it is. Grab a box and have a session whenever the mood strikes.
The CAO Session has been awarded a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting "There's a stark contrast between the white ash of this cigar and the dark wrapper. It's a sweet and spicy smoke that shows elements of red pepper and leather along with hints of chocolate, raisins and vanilla."
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.”