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.Rick Rodriguez, CAO’s blender/ambassador
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.