Cigar of the week: February 23rd, 2016

2/23/16  –  3/1/16

CAO Flathead Steel Horse Apehanger

$6.95 (Limit of 5)Size:  5½” x 58
Wrapper: Connecticut Habano Grueso
Binder: Brazilian Arapiraca
Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan

The popular Flathead line by CAO was expanded recently to include two new motorcycle-themed sizes. These new creations – dubbed the Steel Horse series – feature the same distinctive flat cap, but there the similarities end. The Steel Horse’s wrapper is Connecticut Habano Grueso (a proprietary leaf; gruesomeans “thick”); the binder is rich Brazilian Arapiraca; and the fillers are a bold three-country blend. Also, unlike the original line, these cigars are parejo (or cylindrical) rather than box-pressed. The flavor profile is an earthy/cedar (to be expected from habano), but with tantalizing elements of vanilla, cocoa, and cream. An excellent cigar for a cool Spring night!

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