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Introducing The CAO Solfyre

June 04, 2015 | Ed McKenna | 95 Comments

At CAO, we love breaking the rules. We look forward to the impossible. We’ll travel to places others won’t dare go and we won’t leave until we’re satisfied. And our latest endeavor does just that.

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Around The Globe In Six Cigars

May 15, 2015 | Ed McKenna | 337 Comments


The Dominican Republic, Cuba, Nicaragua.  They all produce great tobacco, no doubt about it. But with all due respect to the usual suspects, other places grow some damned good leaves, too.

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Introducing the Lineup Series

March 17, 2015 | Rick Rodriguez | 295 Comments

Do you really know your CAO cigars?

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Area 9

July 18, 2014 | Ed McKenna | 1 Comments

Area 9. It’s the most secret part of our factory. It’s the ninth and final area of creation that all of our cigars must pass through. And it’s been kept under lock and key, never open to the public.

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The Imbiber Dan Dunn Reviews “The Art of Craft”

July 03, 2014 | Ed McKenna |

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Writer Dan Dunn’s work on wine, spirits, beer, and countless other vices can be found on Food Republic, Playboy, GQ, USA Today, Maxim, The Los Angeles Times, and more. So we thought who better than “The Imbiber” himself to review The Art of Craft, our cigar pairing pack collaboration with Flying Dog Brewery.

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