The CAO Flathead debuted at the 2013 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas. The Flathead is a box-pressed cigar that is comprised of a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, an Ecuadorian Connecticut binder and a core of solid Nicaraguan aged long filler tobaccos.
The inspiration behind the new line is based on cigars, cars and girls with a retro "hot rod" theme in mind. The cigar box lids were made using the same machines used to make auto parts and painted with real engine paint, which allows them to be removed and hung up as art. Plus, this is the first time CAO has developed a 7 x 70 sized smoke and the industries first box-pressed Lancero. The blend delivers a balance of strengthen and flavor.
The smaller ring gauges deliver more strength and the larger rings gauge feature richer, balanced flavor. The Flathead's are very well-made, from the selection of its dark and oily maduro wrapper to the solid feel and weight of each vitola. The cigar delivers a creaminess with solid maduro flavors, notes of spice, earth, leather and a good amount of natural sweetness.