CAO announces the limited return of its Arcana Series. Firewalker is inspired by the Chincagre method of aging, and will be released in a single size.
The 6.5 x 56 ($11.99) is wrapped in Ecuadorian Habano Rosado, with a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan filler. The filler is unique to the Firewalker and uses an aging process called Chincagre, which is used by local tobacco farmers in Western Nicaragua, where the filler is grown. The tobacco is placed into a pilón that is buried in the volcanic soil for two months. The subterranean conditions allow the tobacco to ferment naturally, and after being harvested, the pilón is transferred to the factory for nine months of secondary fermentation.
“The Arcana series is an opportunity for us to unite CAO fans with rare tobacco methods they might not otherwise learn about on their own,” Rick Rodriguez, CAO’s blender/ambassador said in a press release. “This is our way of sparking conversation about what it takes to make a great cigar.”
The Firewalker is packaged in 20-count boxes with 5,000 boxes made, all reserved for the U.S. market.
CAO Arcana Firewalker is produced at American Caribbean in Nicaragua and ships to retailers this week.