- Origin Dominican
- Wrapper Varies
- Binder Dominican
- Filler Dominican
- Strength Mild-Medium
CAO is the little, boutique, premium cigar brand that has defied all odds in the premium cigar industry. It started as a dream by the late Cano A. Ozgener, who incorporated his passion for fine cigars along with his passion for family to create the CAO brand. Together they grew CAO from a local favorite to one of the most widely recognized names in the cigar industry. When the family sold the brand to General Cigar in 2007, many had doubts that the brand could thrive under the corporate yoke. The brand was put in the capable hands of Rick Rodriguez, who had been the heir apparent to Partagas Master Blender Benji Menendez. Those first few years were rocky for CAO and Rodriguez, but he’s hit his stride and continues to churn out spectacular new blends for the brand.
CAO Bella Vanilla features the extract of pure Madagascar vanilla beans, paired with a premier Dominican blend and Cameroon wrapper.
CAO Eileen’s Dream is a mild Dominican blend infused with coconut milk, cream, white chocolate truffles and premium Irish whiskey.
CAO Moontrance features a Dominican blend and Cameroon wrapper infused with sweet pure bourbon vanilla and ripe Georgia peaches.
CAO Gold Honey mixes Nicaraguan and Connecticut tobaccos with artisanal honey harvested from the nectar of Florida orange blossoms.