CAO in April will ship the Pilón Añejo which pairs labor-intensive fermentation and finished cigar aging.
The CAO Pilón Añejo is made with the same circular pilón fermentation technique as CAO Pilón, the collection that launched in 2015. CAO Pilón Añejo has an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers and a Honduran Habano binder. It comes in three sizes: a 5.5 x 54 Robusto ($8.89), a 6 x 52 Toro ($8.99) and a 5.88 x 60 Gigante ($9.29)
“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,” Rick Rodriguez, CAO’s blender/ambassador said in a press release. “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.”
The cigar is produced in Honduras at STG’s HATSA factory,
CAO Pilón Añejo will be presented in 20-count boxes.