CAO (Owned by General Cigar) has announced a limited edition follow-up to their Pilón line which has been around since 2015. CAO Pilón Añejo will use the same labor-intensive fermentation techniques along with a new blend and period of aging after it’s been rolled.
With CAO Pilón Añejo, we’ve combined pilón fermentation which does such incredible things to the tobacco, with a full two years of aging of the finished cigars. Together, these methods add a whole new dimension to the blend. We’ve ultimately created a layered smoking experience that we could not have achieved through any other processes. This cigar is just a pleasure to smoke, and the team and I are really proud of it.
CAO Pilón Añejo will ship in April. Only 5,000 boxes will be released in the US. It is rolled in Honduras at STG’s HATSA factory. The blend uses a Cuban seed Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, Honduran Habano binder, and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. CAO Pilón Añejo will be presented in 20-count boxes, in three sizes: Robusto (5.5” x 54) MSRP per cigar $8.89, Toro (6” x 52) MSRP per cigar $8.99, and Gigante (5.88” x 60) MSRP per cigar $9.29.