Introducing CAO Flathead

September 13, 2013 | Ed McKenna | 7 Comments


Rick and I travel all over the country for our CAO events. We noticed that no matter where we are, the conversations with our fans with the people we meet usually gravitate to three things: cigars, cars and girls. Not necessarily in that order.

That’s how we got the idea for CAO Flathead, our new smoke that has all three.

The cigar is a box-pressed collection that’s hand-shaped for a distinctive flat top. Wrapped in Connecticut Broadleaf , with a blend heavy that’s heavy on Nicaraguan tobacco, it’s a smoke that fires on all cylinders.

Cars come into play with Flathead’s frontmarks, which are named for engine parts, and the lid, which is easily removed and used it as wall art.

And the girls? Each box comes with a pinup poster that we bet more than a few of you are going to keep.

If you haven’t already seen some of the reviews, we’re getting a great response on Flathead, so check out the specs below and pick up a CAO Flathead at local cigar shop today.


Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Habano Connecticut

Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero and Piloto Cubana Ligero



V642 Piston (6.5” x 42)

V554 Camshaft (5.5” x 54)

V660 Carb (6” x 60)

V770 Big Block (7” x 70)

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  • Kris Thompson 07/08/2016 12:07am (23 months ago)

    Bought the 660 carb at my favorite store in sisters, Oregon. Tasty , smooth and it!!

  • Chad Czternastek 21/04/2016 10:51am (2 years ago)

    Great cigar type have with the Flathead 770. Very good smoke. Thank you for the invention.

  • Jim Giorgio 21/11/2013 9:18pm (5 years ago)

    I was at the Big Smoke in Las Vegas where you handed out the 660 Flathead cigars. I smoked it this past weekend and all I can say is WOW! This is really a great cigar! I like the dense feel of this monster and the sharp box shape. It had that great earthy barnyard smell. The first few draws I could tell this was going to be a full strength cigar but it was still smooth and rich at the same time. It definitely got stronger neared the nub but I couldn't put it down. It took me over 2 hours to smoke this bad boy! I have already started looking online to buy more of these. EXCELLENT CIGAR! Good job CAO!

  • David Fuerst 13/11/2013 9:32am (5 years ago)

    Just met Rick at a cigar show in Knoxville, TN yesterday. Awesome guy and even better cigars. The big block was a 2 + hour smoke and was smooth all the way down to my fingers!!!!!! Great blend. Rick has hit a home run with these!!!!!!

  • Joe Camicia 02/11/2013 8:43pm (5 years ago)

    Went to the Flathead event at Fatman Cigars in Sacramento. Really nice cigar at a good price. The 6 X 60 is my new everyday cigar.

  • craig 23/09/2013 4:49am (5 years ago)

    I live in the indianapolis , indiana area ( north ) and i would like to know what cigar shop carries these Flatheads?

  • brian 19/09/2013 11:45pm (5 years ago)

    Do you ever send out free samples ?

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