Inspired by 1950’s muscle cars and pin-up chicks, CAO Flathead is a fitting tribute to the USA. CAO brand manager Ed McKenna says of the line, “Rick Rodriguez and I were talking about the great people we’ve met at CAO events across the country and about the conversations we’ve had with them...it didn’t take us long to realize that the conversations were always about the same things: cigars, cars and girls.”
Boasting a unique, squared off head and a box meant to mimic an engine block, Flathead is like nothing you’ve seen before. This dark beauty starts with a well-fermented US Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper sourced from top-quality tobacco leaves. Under the hood, you’ll find thick and chewy Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers secured with a US Connecticut Habano seed binder. Prepare the palate for notes of earth, black pepper, and cocoa that culminate beautifully into a full-bodied experience that lingers long after you finish. Enjoy great billowing clouds of smoke through the whole experience. Plus, the removable box lid doubles as a one-of-a-kind art piece that you can treasure forever.
#3 Cigar of 2015 – '95' Rated by Cigar Aficionado
*Pack of 10. No box.*
The original CAO Flathead was inspired by the American love of cars, cigars, and pinup girls. With the new extension to the line, Flathead Steel Horse, CAO draws inspiration from that other noteworthy American passion, the motorcycle.
Coming with the same squared-off head as the original Flathead, the Steel Horse is a medium to full-bodied treat. Featuring a 5 country blend, Steel Horse starts off with a US Connecticut Habano Oscuro wrapper with a Brazilian Arapiraca binder & Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican long leaves setting the table for a taste-bud tingling ride. The blend offers plenty of complexity with robust nuances of spice, pepper, chocolate, oak, and coffee. This is an immensely enjoyable cigar that will have you raring to hit the open road, and feel the wind in your hair. One of the most savory, and heavily nuanced blends not only by CAO, but by anyone.
An ultra-limited release, this will sell-out quick! Covered in a dark, reddish wrapper, this Costa Rica Maduro is a must-try, stunner selection from CAO. The toothy, oily wrapper holds a 4-country long-filler blend of well-aged tobaccos, highlighted by a rare Costa Rican wrapper leaf delivering a medley of rich, savory flavors of berry, cocoa, and a hint of licorice.