Whereas CAO’s very own Indiana Jones (Ernest Gocaj) typically travels the globe seeking new tobaccos to use in the brand’s blends, CAO Nicaragua is a striking tribute to the brand’s homeland.
At the core of CAO Nicaragua is a selection of Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli and Condega leaves, clad in a Honduran Jamastran wrapper, and bound with Jamastran to dial up the intensity of this homegrown smoke.
Rick Rodriguez said, “Nicaragua’s rich volcanic soils and ideal humidity, temperature and sunlight create the perfect growing conditions for tobacco. For CAO Nicaragua, the team and I wanted to bring the essence of Nicaraguan tobacco to life in a way that only CAO can do. So we selected the blend starting with the filler, utilizing leaves representing three distinctive microclimates and three distinctive tastes.
Rick details the charac…