According to Rodriguez, the best times he can remember have taken place over cigars in his garage. For the medium strength CAO Session cigar, he wanted to offer an approachable stick that anyone could enjoy during a smoking session.
CAO Session cigars start with a core blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. A Dominican Vega Especial binder holds this blend snug, and a dark as pitch Connecticut broadleaf Maduro sits on top. Blenders far and wide use this dark leaf with great enthusiasm, and for good reason—smokers keep this flavorful wrapper in high demand. Though there was a time when Connecticut broadleaf was primarily used as a binder and filler.
The dark, oiled-up, sweet, and flavorful Connecticut broadleaf grows in the Connecticut River Valley, where tobacco plants get a ton of sunlight. Come harvest time, these leaves are stalk cut. This cut happens at the base of the plant, harvesting its entirety.
Next, they are hang dried to continue enriching the plant. Of course, we can’t forget the fermentation process. It has to be perfect. Too much fermentation will dry the leaves out, draining them of their oils and flavor. Too little fermentation makes the leaves sour and unpleasant.
Lucky for us, CAO Session cigars are fermented to perfection. Add fire to this stogie, and you’ll find red pepper spice, vanilla, raisins, and light chocolate notes. Cigar Aficionado awarded this stick a 90 rating. CAO Session is a fine pick for your next smoking session, whether it's a solo one or with your smoking buds.
Please enjoy CAO Session cigars at your leisure.
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CAO Session FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Red pepper spice, vanilla, raisins, light chocolate.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who want an approachable smoke, as well as all the maduro lovers out there.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
What’s a good pairing with it?
Seeing as CAO Session cigars are great for smoking and drinking sessions, pair this baby up with your favorite IPA or brown ale.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
At your next smoking session. These sessions are simple and sacred experiences for us smokers. They are always best when you block out your worries and enjoy the time spent with friends.
If you’re after a stick with more kick, check out our CAO Flathead Steelhorse cigars.