CAO, one of the world’s foremost premium cigar manufacturers, was awarded a ‘90’ (“OUTSTANDING”) rating for its CAO Italia Novella cigar in the December 2006 issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine, widely heralded as the ultimate authority on premium cigars.
The CAO Italia gets its name from the Habano seed, Italian grown filler tobacco that can be found in each cigar. Prior to the production of this cigar, Italian tobacco was primarily used in machine made cigars because the climate and soil only allowed for a very limited number of premium leaves. This Italian filler is complimented by other Nicaraguan and Puruvian fillers that make this cigar very complex.This distinction marks the eighth different CAO brand cigar to receive a rating of ‘90’ or above, an almost unheard of achievement. “We’re very proud of this recognition,” commented CAO President Tim Ozgener. “The fact that this is our eighth different cigar in our CAO lineup to be recognized as ‘outstanding’ by Cigar Aficionado further reinforces our philosophy of ‘diversity in taste and consistency in excellence.’” The Italian Habano seed filler is complimented by Nicaraguan tobacco grown in Jalapa and Peruvian tobacco, manufactured at CAO Fabrica de Tabacos in Danli, Honduras.
Novella (4 1/2" x 46), Ciao (5" x 56), Gondola (6 1/4" x 54 torpedo), and Piazza
The country best known for its fine wine is a contributor to a groundbreaking cigar from CAO. For years CAO has been a pioneer in the cigar industry, creating some of the trendiest and most highly rated blends to hit the cigar market. Their strategy has appealed greatly to older aficionados and the new generation alike, being the featured cigar at most celebrity awards ceremonies and the choice cigar of most famous musicians, athletes and celebrities.
A line of CAO cigars that have achieved the benchmark “Outstanding” rating, including
CAO Gold, Maduro, Cameroon, eXtreme, Criollo,
CAO Pre Release Sampler (w/ Vision)
Includes: Vision Robusto (not due for release until February 2007), Brazilia Ipanema, Cameroon Robusto, Gold Robusto, Criollo Conquistador, Moontrance Torpedo, Eileen’s Dream Corona, Italia Gondola, Brazilia Cariocas (tin of 5) and CX2 Robusto. Comes packaged with CAO double bladed cutter and DVD in the new CAO Poker Bag travel humidor which includes playing cards, dice, premium CAO poker chips and room for your favorite smokes.
An extremely limited number of samplers
are in stock and ready to ship.