Over the past few weeks, General Cigar Company has been informing retailers of a new limited-edition extension to the CAO Flathead line known as V21. Today the company has formally announced the details around the CAO Flathead V21 project.
The CAO Flathead V21 is a follow-up to the CAO Flathead V19. While the V19 used a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, the V21 features a Mexican San Andres wrapper. The Connecticut Broadleaf on the V21 can be found on the binder. As for the fillers, they are a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. According to General Cigar, each of the filler leaves had an abbreviated fermentation to lock in the tobacco’s native characteristics. This was followed by a secondary aging process to the filler. Production is handled out of the STG Estelí factory in Nicaragua.
The CAO Flathead V21 is available in two sizes – a 6 x 60 and 7 x 70 offering. Each is presented in 27-count boxes. A total of 2,000 boxes per size are used.
In a press release, the profile is described as “brimming with distinctive molasses and leather notes, this time with even more depth and complexity.” “For Flathead V21, we wanted to give our fans a cigar that’s bold and complex, and still perfect for any smoking occasion,” said Rick Rodriguez. “We see this as the ultimate cigar for the CAO smoker who wants to experience the complexity of each tobacco with every draw. I’ve personally enjoyed V21 on its own and with a drink and have experienced different notes every time I smoke it. To me, that means we’ve done our job.”
Shipping of the CAO Flathead V21 is slated for August 2021.
At a glance, here is a look at the CAO Flathead V21:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: STG Estelí
Carb V21: 6 x 60 (SRP $13.99)
Big Block V21: 7 x 70 (SRP $14.99)
Photo Credits: General Cigar Company