CAO has a new line created exclusively for the Canadian market, featuring a rare Canadian tobacco in its blend.
The CAO Borealis features an Ecuadorian Habano Viso wrapper, with a Nicaraguan binder and a filler that blends Nicaraguan tobacco with Cuban-seed Canadian leaf. It comes in a 5 x 52 Robusto and a 6 x 54 Toro.
To arrive at the Borealis, the CAO team went to the province of Ontario. There, in the province’s southwest corner, where humidity and warm evenings prevail, a Cuban-seed variety of dark air-cured tobacco is grown.
“When you think of great tobacco growing regions, tropical climates and hot, humid growing seasons come to mind,” Rick Rodriguez, CAO’s blender/ambassador said in a press release. “That’s of course true. With Borealis, we wanted our fans to experience something new, so we once again took an unconventional path. This time, we’re featuring Canadian tobacco and are delivering a blend that has an air of something different.”
CAO Borealis will be available in two front marks, both packaged in 20 count boxes and released to all Canadian provinces. The line is produced at STG Esteli.