CAO tells BourbonBlog.com they’ve always had a rebellious streak (think MX2, CX2, LX2), and the brand’s maverick approach to blending is taking another leap forward through its latest expression: CAO BX3.
BX3 is a new collection of cigars that harnesses “three times the Brazilian tobaccos” in one robust blend.
Focusing on the primary growing regions of Northeastern Brazil, CAO BX3 is made with sweet and aromatic Mata Fina and hearty, vibrant Arapiraca tobaccos that are used as wrapper, binder, and filler in an exciting, four-country blend from Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Honduras.
CAO BX3 will be a full-time line, available in all channels. The three-frontmark collection is packed in boxes containing 20 cigars and will begin shipping in the first week in July.
BX3 Robusto (5” x 52) — SRP per cigar $8.99
BX3 Toro (6” x 54) — SRP per cigar $9.49
BX3 Gordo (6” x 60) — SRP per cigar $10.49
Handcrafted in Nicaragua at STG Estelí, CAO BX3’s is enrobed in a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, has a Brazilian Arapiraca binder and a blend of rich and robust filler tobaccos from Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Honduras.
The tobaccos create a medium-bodied smoke, that’s rich in character and deeply enjoyable with notes of espresso, dark chocolate, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne, and white pepper.
Ed Lahmann, CAO’s senior brand manager tells us, “To us, BX3 is everything a Brazilian-centric smoke should be. It’s memorable, savory and
thought-provoking and it complements our portfolio beautifully.”