A Complete Guide To CAO Cigars

Few brands are as adventurous as CAO. Brand Ambassador Rick Rodriguez and his team aren’t afraid to work “outside the box”, incorporating rare tobaccos from around the world, unconventional themes, and unique packaging styles into their cutting-edge releases. With so much excitement at hand, it can be hard to keep track of all of CAO’s awesome cigars, so here we’ve laid them out in alphabetical order for your easy perusal. Scroll down through the below list to browse our full selection of CAO cigars.

CAO America

CAO America Cigars

W – Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro/Connecticut Shade Pinstripe

B – Brazil

F – Nicaragua, Italy, United States, Dominican Republic

Strength: Full

Origin: Honduras

A unique ‘Pinstripe’ style cigar showcasing two American-grown wrapper leaves: one Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and one Connecticut Shade, CAO’s America cigars are full-bodied favorites offered in festive red, white and blue boxes. A popular smoke for celebrating patriotic holidays, the America incorporates fine tobaccos from all around the globe to deliver its earthy and spicy taste with hints of vanilla and leather.

CAO Bones

CAO Bones Chicken Foot Robusto

W – Connecticut (USA)

B – Connecticut Shade (Ecuador)

F – Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Handmade in Nicaragua, the CAO Bones cigar wraps a dark USA Broadleaf around a Connecticut Shade binder and a mix of strong fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. With branding inspired by the classic game of Dominoes, these complex smokes serve up a measured mix of natural flavors with tones of hearty wood, walnut, vanilla, and more.

CAO Brazilia

CAO Brazil Box Pressed

W – Brazil

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Honduras

Draped in a near-black Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper and filled with well-aged Nicaraguan leaves, CAO Brazilia cigars combine power with nuanced flavor for a smooth and eye-opening premium experience. Deep flavors of coffee, dark cocoa, cedar, black pepper, and leather create a relaxing rush of exotic character that’s perfect for capping off a long day.

CAO Consigliere

CAO Consigliere Cigars

W – Brazil

B – Honduras

F – Colombia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Resurrecting a fan-favorite blend from the mid-2000s, the CAO Consigliere’s winning blend recipe of Brazilian mata fina wrapper, Honduran binder, and aged long-fillers from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua continues to hit the spot. Rich and full in body, this bold smoke relays commanding tones of earth, leather, and peppery spice.

CAO Flathead

CAO Flathead Cigars

W – Connecticut (USA)

B – Connecticut (USA)

F – Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Housing a full-throttle blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos under a sturdy Connecticut Habano binder and brawny Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper that’s been cured to perfection, the hot rod-inspired CAO Flathead is one of the brand’s most satisfying and successful cigars. These specialty smokes are box-pressed and hand-shaped to deliver a striking and unique flat top that serves as a dispenser for the Flathead’s sweet, rich, and leathery taste.

CAO Flathead Steel Horse

CAO Flathead Steel Horse Handbrake

W – Connecticut (USA)

B – Brazil

F – Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Retaining the Flathead’s unique design and adding a little more “kick” via a high-octane blend of tobaccos from 5-nations, the Steel Horse is a powerful full-bodied expression topped off by a Connecticut Habano oscuro wrapper. This motorcycle-themed heavy-hitter is unabashedly bold in delivery of its complex notes of dark wood, cocoa, coffee, bold black pepper, and more.

CAO Flavours

CAO Flavours Moontrance Tubos

W – Cameroon (Africa)

B – Connecticut (Ecuador)

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

One of the top-selling flavored cigar lines in the world, CAO Flavours cigars offer a wide selection of delicious and aromatic smokes infused with real ingredients from all around the world. Available in popular flavors like vanilla and cherry as well as the company’s own unique infusions like Moontrance and Eileen’s Dream, CAO Flavours are some of the most diverse and high-quality flavored cigars ever created.

CAO Gold

CAO Gold Corona Gorda

W – Connecticut (Ecuador)

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Mellow

Origin: Nicaragua

For over two decades, the silky masterpiece that is CAO Gold has been accumulating high ratings and devoted fans thanks to its impeccable mellow character and classic smooth taste. Rolled using golden-hued Connecticut-seed wrappers over extensively-aged Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves, CAO Gold cigars are widely renowned for their toasty, woody, and elegant taste.  

CAO Italia

CAO Italia Cigars

W – Honduras

B – Honduras, Mexico

F – Italy, Nicaragua, Peru

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Another world-class entry from CAO, the Italia shines bright with complex tones of cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, and spicy red pepper courtesy of its intense tobacco blend featuring rare habano-seed filler leaves grown in the Benevenuto region of Italy. Full in body and robust in satisfying taste, this mainstay in the CAO line-up remains unmatched in awesomely-original character.  

CAO L’Anniversaire Cameroon

CAO L'Anniversaire Cameroon

W – Cameroon (Africa)

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Blended to commemorate CAO’s 30th year in business, the L’Anniversaire Cameroon is regally-rich in sweet and earthy flavor. A lush Cameroon leaf hugs a tough binder and delicious fillers from Nicaragua, resulting in an opulent smoke with many tasty nuances. The L’Anniversaire’s steady succession of buttery, earthy, sweet, and peppery tasting notes creates a true taste of celebration.

CAO Mx2

CAO MX2 Cigars

W – USA

B – Brazil

F – Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Peru

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

CAO’s excellent and innovative Mx2 (Maduro times two) is a medium-full bodied cigar sporting two tasty aged maduro wrappers. The first is a dark and oily Connecticut Broadleaf, while the second is a spicy Brazilian maduro wrapper (used as binder). Combining these dark leaves with a mix of fine fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Peru, the MX2 provides a wealth of engaging flavors with notes of coffee, cacao, rich earth, spice, and more.

CAO Nicaragua

CAO Nicaragua Granada

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Any cigar with “Nicaragua” in its name comes with certain expectations. Lucky for lovers of unrelenting rich flavor, the CAO Nicaragua delivers. Rolled using a potent core of aged Nicaraguan long-fillers from the Jalapa Valley, Esteli, and Condega regions in a Honduran Jamastran wrapper and binder, the CAO Nicaragua unloads a booming bouquet of ultra-creamy, nutty, toasty, sweet, and zesty flavor that will paint your palate a few different shades of satisfied.

CAO Pilon

CAO Pilon Corona Box Pressed

W – Ecuador (Habano)

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Crafted using an old-school fermentation method known as the “circular pilon,” CAO Pilon cigars undergo a slower-than-usual fermentation process that results in a deeper, richer flavor. These medium-full bodied cigars are crafted using an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over lush long-fillers from Nicaragua to invoke profound, slow-burning tones of spice, cocoa, earth, nuts, and much more.

CAO Rare Select

CAO Rare Select Cigars

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Medium to full in body, the CAO Rare Select is handcrafted in Nicaragua using a sun grown Honduran wrapper over a sturdy Honduran binder and a hearty mix of aged Honduran and Nicaraguan filler leaves. The resulting smoke is creamy and aromatic with floral character and profound undertones of leather, pepper, and exotic spices – a perfectly bold combo of strength and dynamic flavor.

CAO 60 Torque

CAO 60 Torque

W – Honduras

B – Habano (Nicaragua)

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Measuring in at a hulking 8 x 60, the CAO 60 Torque is fueled by a blend of rich Nicaraguan tobaccos under a heavy duty Honduran wrapper leaf. This cool-burning big-ring blend delivers bold earthy flavor with a peppery zing to get your motor running. With its unique and collectible packaging designed to look like a can of motor oil, the limited edition Torque is a perfect follow-up to the critically acclaimed Flathead series.

CAO Zocalo

CAO Zocalo Robusto

W – Mexico (San Andres Morron)

B – Africa (Cameroon)

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-Full

Origin: Nicaragua

Named for the bustling town square in Mexico City, the CAO Zocalo captures the unique, spicy-sweet, and earthy essence of great Mexican tobaccos. Wrapped in toothy Mexican San Andres Morron, this strong and savory smoke exudes smooth tones of rich earth, cedar, sweetness, bold spice, and more.

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