Size: 5.5″ x 55
Price Range: Approx. $7.40
Flavors/Notes: Rich tobacco overlaid with a tone of sweetness.
Ash: Light gray not too firm
Draw: Easy draw that produces a good amount of smoke
Burn: Varies but fairly even. The burn does corrects itself though.
Appearance: Dark brown and oily
Other Comments: The CAO Brazilia Box-Press is good solid maduro cigar
Cigar Smoker Sues suing Clayton, Missouri’s Over Smoking Ban
Arthur Gallagher used to enjoy a cigar and the newspaper at his local Concordia Park until a smoking ban went into effect on January. Since then he has taken action and sued the city over its smoking ban. The lawsuit states that his 14th Amendment right to due process and equal protection has been violated, and unfairly discriminates against smokers. But, what we at Good Fellas Cigars like most about this suit is it claims that it violates Missouri Constitution’s promise to the pursuit of happiness, that smoking is a fundamental right, and is an ingrained part of America’s ancient history. Best of luck to you Arthur.
Jon Huber Establishes New Cigar Company
John Huber (former director of lifestyle marketing for C.A.O) along with other former C.A.O employees have created the new cigar company Crowned Heads. Crowned Heads is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, where C.A.O. was formerly stationed until its relocation to Virginia. The company will be a boutique producing small batches of cigar and aims to have a cigar ready for a July trade show.
New Yorker sued for smoking cigar in his own apartment
Harry Lysons, a 70 year old man from New Yorker has been ordered pay his neighbors $2,000 every time he smokes a cigar in his apartment. Russell and Amanda Poses have complained of and sued over foul smelling odors saying it was so bad as to interrupt dinner. In the couple’s lawsuit they claim that Lysons’ cigar smoking was giving their six and three year old children breathing difficulties and ear infections.
Naples Resort Gift Shop Robbed
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Florida has reported that on Feb. 24 more than $1,200 worth of cigars has gone missing. The humidor itself was reported to be worth $400 and containing 120 Cohiba and Criollo cigars that were about $10 each. If you have any information on this possible theft, contact Naples city Police.
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan
Factory: C.A.O. Fabrica de Tabacos S.A.
In late 2009 the CAO La Traviata Divino was released without much publicity put around it but it still ended up achieving 15 out of the top 25 cigars of 2010. This full-bodied cigar is a bargain that has a dark, oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that encloses a Cameroon binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The draw of this cigar was easy and had flavors of pepper, leather, and nuts with hints of cedar and anise. Theses flavors remain all the way throughout the cigar and become more rich the farther you get. This smoke is great for anyone that enjoys consistent flavor throughout their cigar.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Seed
Binder: Honduras (Jamastran), Nicaragua (Esteli)
The CAO Gold Vintage is a very smooth mild-medium bodied smoke that can be enjoyed from the most experienced smokers to novice smokers. The silky, vein free wrapper was created from some of the best Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed leaves of 2004. To accompany this wrapper in perfect balance is Habano seed filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. This cigar is very easy to draw with a creamy, buttery smoke that has flavors of leather, hazelnut, cream, and vanilla. The burn is alright with a few touch ups needed along the way. The vanilla and caramel flavor remains all the way and about midway through a lite, nutty spice comes on making you want more until the caramel finish. The flavorful, sweet cigar will please any smoker’s palate.