CAO Heatwave Review

Brand: CAO                     Country: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 54                     Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $8.00             No. Smoked: 1

CAO Heatwave Review

The Label Factor:

The Heatwave is one of four new sticks being released as part of the “Natural Disasters” line by CAO, which began with the limited edition Hurricane last year. I’m not a huge fan of the design of each of the labels, as I think it comes off a bit gimmicky. However, Shakespeare said it best, “What’s in a name? That which we call a Heatwave by any other name would smell as sweet.” Or something like that.

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CAO Escaparate Six One Five Review

Brand: CAO Cigars                  Country: Nicaragua
Size: 5.5 x 44                          Wrapper: Criollo Maduro
Price: $8.95                      No. Smoked: 1

CAO Escaparate Six One Five Review

The Label Factor:

If you live in Nashville then you should love this label. Uptown Smoke Shop is one of the most well known B&Ms in the city and having a cigar with their logo on it makes me proud! The name Six One Five references the Nashville area code, making this CAO a love letter to those of us in the area. Thanks CAO!

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CAO Brazilia Carnivale Review

Brand: CAO                               Country: Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic
Size: 6 ½ x 60                           Wrapper: Habano Grueso
Price: $8.30

CAO Brazilia Carnivale Review

The Label Factor:

As far as I can tell, the only difference between the Carnivale and the original Brazilia is the additional of the yellow and green band on the foot, which reads, “Carnivale.” I’ve always been a fan of the CAO flag labels and the addition of a secondary band only enhances the appeal. A fine looking cigar, to be sure.

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CAO Escaparate Columbia Review

Brand: CAO                                          Country:  Columbia
   Size: Belicoso 6 1/8″ x 52                 Wrapper:  Habano
 Price: $13.00

CAO Columbia Review

The Label Factor:

The CAO Columbia follows the same pattern as the Brazilia (and the America/Italia) here and it works. By using the colors of the Columbian flag, you get a really slick label with vibrant colors. The second band, displaying the name of the B&M where the stick is sold, does a great job of giving the whole cigar a premium look. I don’t know what it takes as a B&M to get your name printed on the label, but I would imagine CAO doesn’t do this for just anyone. For science, I will investigate as to whether they will manufacture a Cigar Nubs line of the CAO Columbia.

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