IPCPR 2018: CAO

Drew Estate

Our General Cigar booth tour continues with Rick Rodriguez in the CAO section. Rick tells us about the new CAO Nicaragua in this interview. The goal was to create a mellower, complex Nicaraguan cigar that everyone can enjoy, not just the bold spice bomb that is so common with cigars produced there. On the subject of Nicaragua, we talk a little about the situation down there. At the moment, they’re not having any problems, but they can quickly switch production over to a factory in Honduras if it becomes necessary. They don’t have plans to do that at this point, but it’s good to have a contingency plan.

We also take a quick look at a shiny CAO Flathead ashtray that was on display. It resembles an engine block, and will be available in a variety of colors in Spring of 2019.

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