CAO Cigars announced the arrival of the new CAO Pilón Añejo line, set to arrive at retailers in April. The CAO Pilón Añejo shares the same fermentation tequniche as the CAO Pilón, which released in 2015. The tobacco for the Pilón series is fermented in a smaller and circular pile of tobacco, an ancient and labor-intensive process. For the Pilón Añejo line, the cigars were aged for an additional two years after the cigars were rolled.
“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. 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. This cigar is just a pleasure to smoke, and the team and I are really proud of it,” says CAO’s blender/ambassador Rick Rodriguez.
The blend for the CAO Pilón Añejo is made up of an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, a Honduran Habano binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The line consists of three sizes:
- CAO Pilón Añejo Gigante, 60 x 149mm (5.88″)
- CAO Pilón Añejo Robusto, 54 x 140mm (5.5″)
- CAO Pilón Añejo Toro, 52 x 152mm (6″)
Each size comes in twenty-count boxes, and the suggested retail price (before taxes) ranges from $8.89 to $9.29, depending on the size. The cigars are made at STG’s HATSA factory in Danlí, Honduras.