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 RICHMOND, VA – CAO is set to launch Pilón Añejo cigars, a limited-edition, three cigar selection that will ship to retailers in April with a total of 5,000 boxes to be released in the US.

The CAO Pilón Añejo tobaccos are fermented using the same time-honored Cuban fermentation technique used for the original CAO Pilón selection—stacking the pilons in a circular pattern which enhances the flavor through a naturally extended process. The big difference between this new release and its predecessor is that the finished Añejo Pilón cigars undergo a two year aging process.

Handcrafted in Honduras at STG’s HATSA factory, the pilón process of natural fermentation is said to heighten the color, texture, and flavor of the cigar’s Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. A Honduran Habano binder and prime Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers also contribute to the medium-full smoke, dispatching notes of wood, earth and toast, with a touch of spice.

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 “With CAO Pilón Añejo, we’ve combined pilón fermentation, which does such incredible things to the tobacco, with a full two years of aging of the finished cigars,” said CAO’s blender/ambassador, Rick Rodriguez. “We’ve ultimately created a layered smoking experience that we could not have achieved through any other processes, and the team and I are really proud of it.”

CAO Pilón Añejo cigars will be presented in 20-count boxes, in the three following sizes:

CAO Pilon Añejo Robusto: 5½” x 54, SRP $8.89/cigar

CAO Pilon Añejo Toro: 6” x 52, SRP $8.99/cigar

CAO Pilon Añejo Gigante:  5 7/8” x 60, SRP $9.29/cigar

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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, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. 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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