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Cigar News: CAO Arcana Mortal Coil Cigar Returns As Annual Release

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Arcana Mortal Coil Toro Re-released Again By Popular Demand

It’s always good news for a cigar maker when they get to re-release a cigar by popular demand. That’s what happened again this year with the CAO Arcana Mortal Coil. Named “Mortal Coil Toro,” the 6 1/8” x 50-ring limited-edition cigar was scheduled to ship to cigar retailers on August 1st. One of the cigar’s most attractive features, and possibly the main reason Mortal Coil has become a fan favorite, is its Andullo fermented filler tobacco.

cigar advisor news – cao arcana mortal coil cigar returns as annual release - release - single cigar“The fans of CAO spoke, and we listened,” said CAO Cigars senior brand manager, Ed Lahmann. “We previously brought back Mortal Coil, yet the fans kept wanting more. So with this year’s release of the blend, we’re showing the fans of CAO that we’re willing to go the extra mile for them.”

The Andullo tobacco used in the blend is the result of a time-honored cultivation and curing technique used for sun-grown Habano-seed tobaccos. It is also the oldest tobacco fermentation method used in the Dominican Republic. Rather than using traditional oval pilons for bulk fermentation, Andullo tobacco is tightly wrapped in palm tree pods known as yaguas that are compressed by coiling rope around the pod. This old-world process of fermentation takes approximately two years and the finished tobacco reveals a rough, leathery-looking leaf with a thicker texture and an earthy sweetness.

cigar advisor news – cao arcana mortal coil cigar returns as annual release - release - open boxHandcrafted at STG Estelí, Nicaragua, the Dominican Andullo filler is joined by Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Estelí, and Dominican Piloto Cubano fillers, a Connecticut Shade binder, and completed with a dark, oily, Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The cigar is medium-bodied issuing notes of molasses, dark chocolate, raisins, and spice accents with an alluring aroma.

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Printed with the slick-looking Arcana logo ambigram, the box comes with 20 cigars at a per-cigar MSRP of $11.99. CA

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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