This is one of the finest cigars produced by CAO. It is a limited edition of only 6,000 boxes to be sold in the United States. CAO unquestionably has earned the reputation as a manufacturer of superior cigars and it seems that they've pulled out all the stops on this one. This tobacco blend was crafted using extensively aged, top-tier tobaccos and packaged in beautifully hand-painted and hand-numbered boxes. Each cigar is individually wrapped in cedar. The wrapper is Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut shade, the binder is Dominican, and the filler is a complex blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Mexican tobaccos. This is a very complex cigar that is medium to full bodied. We found it to be loaded with creamy, spicy flavors, with hints of vanilla and cedar. Look for it to mellow nicely about a third of the way through and offer plenty of smoke volume. An excellent choice to pair with a full-bodied cabernet or a milk stout.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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