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CAO Debuts First Cigar with Mexican Tobacco

Apr 9, 2018 | By David Clough
CAO Debuts First Cigar with Mexican Tobacco

The first CAO cigar to contain Mexican tobacco is about to hit the market. Called CAO Zócalo, the Mexican-themed cigar is slated to arrive at cigar retailers just in time for Cinco de Mayo on May 5.

“Zócalo speaks to CAO’s spirit of going off the beaten path,” CAO master blender Rick Rodriguez said. “We’ve never used Mexican tobacco in any of our blends, so we went bold by using a Mexican wrapper leaf. It’s a special Morrón wrapper grown in the San Andrés Valley and it delivers a great, earthy flavor I know the CAO fans will love.”

CAO Zócalo will be released in one size, measuring 6 inches by 60 ring gauge.
CAO Zócalo will be released in one size, measuring 6 inches by 60 ring gauge.

Underneath the San Andrés cover leaf, CAO Zócalo contains a Cameroon binder and filler from Nicaragua. The cigar is launching in a single, hefty 6 inch by 60 ring gauge size and will ship in 20-count boxes. CAO Zócalo is positioned as a limited-edition release; only 3,500 boxes have been produced. The cigar has a suggested retail price at $8.49 each.

Zócalo is named after the main square in Mexico City, a public space with historical significance to Mexico and its people.

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