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CAO Pilón Añejo to Become Core Line

July 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco



CAO Pilón Añejo is back by popular demand and returns as a full-time line with limited availability, due to the intensive fermentation and finished cigar aging that gives the blend its signature depth and character.

Senior Brand Manager Ed Lahmann said, “When CAO Pilón Añejo launched last Spring, it quickly became apparent that we needed to make this blend more than just a one-time offering. So we took on the labor and time intensive methods needed to ferment the tobacco and age the cigars and are making this a full-time brand for CAO. Given the work that goes into this blend, production quantities will be limited but the good news is that we’re able to deliver what our retailers and fans have asked of us.”

Handcrafted in Danli, Honduras at STG’s HATSA factory, CAO Pilón Añejo relies on circular pilóns to heighten the smoking experience and aesthetics of the cigar’s Cuban seed Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. The blend is rich and savory, consisting of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobacco, beneath a Honduran Habano binder. The result is a medium-to-full-bodied smoke that bears a deep, rich color and savory notes of wood, earth and toast, with a touch of spice.

CAO Pilón Añejo began shipping this week. The line is presented in 20-count boxes, in the three sizes listed below.

  •  CAO Pilon Añejo Robusto (5.5″ x 54); SRP per cigar $8.89

  • CAO Pilon Añejo Toro (6″ x 52); SRP per cigar $8.99

  • CAO Pilon Añejo Gigante (5.88″ x 60); SRP per cigar $9.29

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