CAO Zocalo Band

CAO Cigars has a new CAO Zócalo limited edition cigar. It’s a cigar that not only draws inspiration from the country of Mexico, but it will introduce the first CAO with a wrapper from that country.

The cigar was announced as a part of a marketing campaign by CAO Cigars paying homage to the famed Pan American Highway.

The name zócalo is the name given to a public square located in the center of a city. These are common in many Latin American cities, especially Mexico. In Mexico City, the city’s large Plaza de la Constitución is sometimes referred to as the Zócalo.

“Zócalo speaks to CAO’s spirit of going off the beaten path. We’ve never used Mexican tobacco in any of our blends, so we went bold by using a Mexican wrapper leaf. It’s a special Morron wrapper grown in the San Andrés Valley and it delivers a great, earthy flavor I know the CAO fans will love,” commented CAO Master Blender Rick Rodriguez in a press release.

CAO Zocalo Box

In addition to a  San Andrés Mexican Morron wrapper, the blend also utilizes a Cameroon binder and all-Nicaraguan filler. The cigars are available in one size – a 6 x 60 Gordo and presented in 20-count boxes. A total allocation of 3,500 boxes have been produced. Pricing is set at $8.49 per cigar or $169.80 per box.

CAO Zócalo is set to debut in May – in time for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Morron
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

Gordo: 6 x 60

Photo Credits: General Cigar Company