CigarChat Cigar Review: CAO La Traviata Favorito

May 11, 2010

Thanks to all of you who participated in last night’s #cigarchat event, which was sponsored by CAO Cigars and Blue Havana cigar shop in Chicago. You can find a full transcript of the conversation here. Here are a few of your tasting notes from the chat (and if you don’t like that, here’s our full [...]

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CigarChat #6, Sponsored by CAO

April 25, 2010

We’ve been enjoying our #cigarchat events so much, we’ve been keeping them going with top-notch cigar brands showcasing their very latest offerings. Our next event, sponsored by CAO Cigars, will be on May 10, 2010 from 7:30-9:30pm CST, and we’ll be smoking the CAO La Traviata. Once again, there will be a few sticks — [...]

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Nobel Cigars Acquires Torano Factories

January 15, 2009

Another merger has happened, I can’t say that this one should come as a shock though. Considering the announcement last year regarding CAO taking over sales and marketing for the Torano brands. Nashville, January 5, 2009:  CAO International, Inc. announced today that Nobel Cigars, a subsidiary of the Scandinavian Tobacco Group (The ST Group), has [...]

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CAO LX2 Rated “91″ in Cigar Insider

December 12, 2008

Jon just forwarded me a few details on Cigar Insiders rating of the CAO LX2. Cigar Insider is the bi-monthly newsletter published by Cigar Aficionado magazine, widely regarded as the ultimate authority on the world of premium cigars.  In a feat unprecedented in the history of the premium cigar industry, this marks the eleventh CAO [...]

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Cigar Smoker Gift Guide Part 1: Humidors

December 5, 2008

Do you catch him trying to talk like Tony Soprano? Well this may encourage that behavior. This humidor also comes with 48 Limited Edition CAO Soprano Cigars. Is your loved one worth $1000? They should be. :)

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Cigar Review: Kristoff Criollo Churchill

July 7, 2008

Brand: Exclusive Cigars (Kristoff) Line: Criollo Vitola: Churchill (7 x 50) Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Criollo Binder: Cuban seed Orlor Dominican Filler: Cuban seed Orlor Dominican, Nicaraguan Body: Medium Strength: Medium As you know, not every cigar is a Cohiba or Montecristo, and part of what makes cigar smoking an interesting hobby, I [...]

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Cigar Review: Avalon Juke Series Ebony

April 29, 2008

I had never heard of Avalon Cigars until recently, when I read this post over at the Stogie Review. This company, which seems to be relatively new, is all about the Web, and perhaps is trying to market itself to the MySpace crowd.

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CAO takes on cancelled Chicago Big Smoke, announces local herf

February 21, 2008

To help make up for the canceled Big Smoke Chicago they’re hosting a local herf on April 23 at Cigars & More in Libertyville, Ill. with NFL Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus. In the meantime, check this out:

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