The Colombia is the newest blend added to CAO’s already impressive list of “world” cigars that includes CAO America, CAO Brazilia, and CAO Italia. The CAO Colombia uses Honduran wrapper from Jamastran Valley, Cameroon binder and filler from Colombia. This cigar is a smoky, with aromas of sweetness, pepper, coffee, and nutty flavors with a mild-medium body and medium-full flavor cigar with its distinct use of Colombian tobacco. The CAO Colombia has Cuban-seed tobaccos that have been growing in Colombia since the 19th century from a mountainous Colombian coastline where they have been cultivating a new tobacco known as “Ica Mazinga.”
The CAO Colombia will be part of a regular production line, said Master Blender Rick Rodgriguez and Senior Brand Manager Ed McKenna both confirmed. Rodgriguez said in a press release, “We created the blend for CAO Colombia by experimenting with tobaccos used in the successful ‘Escaparte’ blend. We especially liked the way the Colombian tobacco was complemented by a touch of Brazilian Mata Fina. With a Nicaraguan Jamastran wrapper and Cameroon binder, CAO Colombia delivers a unique flavor experience unlike anything else we’ve ever released. We think it’s the perfect cigar to introduce the world to Colombian tobacco.” This cigar is a great addition to CAO blend collection with savory and enjoyable flavors that will have you ready to smoke another one.
CAO Colombia was voted “Best Buy of 2015” by the Cigar Aficonado Magazine For Cigars Under $6! – CAO Colombia Tinto (before taxes) and also received an outstanding 92 rating in the Cigar Aficionado’s Magazine, August 2016 issue!