If someone were to start naming countries that are known for producing tobacco, it would likely take them a while to mention Brazil. The largest country in South America may have a reputation for its carnival celebrations and stunning beaches, but fields of tobacco—not so much.
Still, this hasn’t deterred CAO from creating a smash hit cigar utilizing Brazilian tobacco. Their Brazilia blend is consistently rated 90 or higher by Cigar Aficionado, and it’s available in a plethora of sizes. Going into 2023, however, CAO is looking to take this popular smoke a step further with the Amazon Basin Extra Anejo.
This limited-edition blend is constructed around a unique tobacco varietal called Bragança. This singular tobacco is grown in the Amazonian rainforest and is harvested only once every three years. As if that wasn’t time-intensive enough, the tobacco for this cigar was aged for two years in a room lined with Spanish cedar. The results are smooth and fragrant.
Along with the Bragança from Brazil, other filler tobaccos from Colombia and the Dominican Republic can be found in the Amazon Basin Extra Anejo. These are held within a Nicaraguan binder and hearty Sumatran wrapper leaf to round out the flavor profile. If you want a medium-strength smoke with a distinct look, this limited-edition stogie is for you.
These cigars are rolled to a size of 6 x 52 and come in boxes of 18. You can find them at a steal of a price here at BCP in the coming weeks.