General Cigar has announced the details around CAO Bones. It’s a cigar that pays homage to dominoes, dice and the good times had playing those games over a good cigar.
In a press release announcing CAO Bones, CAO blender/brand ambassador Rick Rodriguez said, ““Bones is about kicking back with your friends with a cold beer in your hand, playing a game, smoking, grilling, talking a little trash, and having the time of your life. And that’s what CAO is about, too. It’s about being yourself, enjoying the people you’re with and not having a care in the world while you’re having your cigar. Most of us need a break right now and Bones is just the cigar for that.”
The cigar features a four-year-old Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Connecticut Shade binder. The filler is comprised of two varieties of Honduran tobacco from Jamastran and La Entrada, along with Nicaraguan Estelí and Dominican Piloto Cubano. CAO Bones is produced out of the STG Estelí factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. It’s available in four vitolas – each named after a Dominos game (Chicken Foot, Blind Hughie, Matador, and Maltese cross).
Each size is presented in a 20-count box. There are two standard 16mm dice that come packaged with each box. There is also a felt-covered inside lid suitable for playing dice.
CAO Bones will begin shipping to retailers in August.
At a glance, here is a look at CAO Bones:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Four-year-old Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Honduran (Jamastran, La Entrada), Nicaraguan (Estelí), and Dominican Piloto Cubano
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: STG Estelí
Chicken Foot (Robusto): 5 x 54 (SRP $7.49/cigar)
Blind Hughie (Toro): 6 x 54 (SRP $7.99/cigar
Matador (Churchill): 7 1/4 x 54 (SRP $8.49/cigar)
Maltese Cross (Gigante): 6 x 60 (SRP $8.99/cigar)
Photo Credits: General Cigar Company