When a cigar comes in a box-pressed format, the entire blend is easier to enjoy. This is because it’s hard for our lips to get a complete seal around the cigar. This leads to more air entering from outside the mouth, which cools down the smoke and sends more flavor directly to the palate. It’s for this reason that Rodriguez chose the box press.
CAO aimed to create a cigar that grabs your attention the same way a motorcycle or classic car does. It’s safe to say they succeeded with the CAO Flathead cigar. The stick starts with a powerful core blend of Nicaraguan Ligero and Piloto Cubano Ligero. You already know the strength dial is set to full with all of this Ligero coming from the sun-drenched upper portion of the plant.
All that sunlight makes for thicker leaves packed with strength and complexity. Covering this core blend is a Habano Connecticut binder. And leading the charge, we have a souped-up, uber-fermented Connecticut broadleaf Maduro wrapper.
Get this flathead engine firing on all cylinders, and flavors of fruit, old leather, dark chocolate, and red pepper flood your palate.
Please enjoy CAO Flathead cigars at your leisure.
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CAO Flathead FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Fruit, old leather, dark chocolate, red pepper.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Lovers of hotrods and anyone who would run a mile backward to smoke a well-thought-out, well-balanced potent as hell blend.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
If you know your way around cigars that handle like a flathead engine, absolutely.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Smoke your CAO Flathead cigar with Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Lagavulin 16 Year Old has everything you need to accentuate and balance the notes in your stogie without overwhelming it.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
At an outdoor classic car show.
None. But if you favor a mellower smoke, try one of our Crowned Heads Mil Dias cigars.