CAO Cigars has announced a limited edition seasonal release as an off-shoot to its CAO America line.  The CAO Sinister Sam will be a brick and mortar release and it is currently shipping to retailers nationwide.

The Sinister Sam is described as a blend similar to the CAO America, but “amped up with fuller body”.

The cigar features a primarily a Connecticut Shade wrapper with a sheath of broadleaf that features a cut out star.  Toward the bottom of the cigar there is another cut out star of broadleaf.  The company describes the making of this cigar as “deconstructing the CAO America barberpole and reconstructing it with the amped up blend to arrive at Sinister Sam”.

A similar holiday seasonal theme was used with the CAO Angry Santa and CAO Evil Snowman which were off-shoots of the CAO La Traviata and CAO La Traviata Maduro respectively.

At a glance, here is a look at the CAO Sinister Sam.

Blend Profile

Specific blend details were not disclosed other than the the use of the Connecicut Shade and Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers.  It is also mentioned the blend is an all-new ligero-driven one with a touch of Colombian tobacco.

Vitolas Available

The Sinister Sam will be available in one size – a 6 1/2 x 52 Toro.  The cigars are packaged in 14 count boxes.  Production is limited to 2,000 boxes and the cigar will have an SRP of $8.50.