For CAO Flathead V19, Rick Rodriguez and the CAO team used a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, a Connecticut Habano binder, and a selection of independently-grown Nicaraguan Estelí, Jalapa and Condega leaves, with Dominican Piloto Cubano. They then gave each of the leaves an abbreviated fermentation to lock in the tobaccos’ native flavors and added a longer aging process to refine them.
V19 is only available for a limited time and in limited quantities.
“For V19, we wanted deep flavor and power, the kind of cigar that demands your attention, just like a classic car or motorcycle does,” said Rick Rodriguez. “This is the cigar for the CAO smoker who likes the boldest blends in our line.”
CAO Flathead V19 comes in just two box-pressed sizes and will ship to retailers on August 1. The black wooden boxes that house V19 have the brand’s logo on the front of the box and contain 20 cigars each.
CAO Flathead V19
Carb V19: 6 x 60 | SRP per cigar $12.99
Camshaft V19: 5.5 x 50 | SRP per cigar $11.99