This July, CAO will unveil the CAO BX3. BX3 represents “three times the Brazilian tobaccos” with blends focusing on the tobaccos from the growing regions of Northeastern Brazil. The BX3 follows the CAO CX2, MX2, and LX2 releases.
The BX3 features a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, Brazilian Arapiraca binder, and fillers from Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. It is a regular production line that will be available in three sizes – each produced in 20-count boxes. Production comes from the STG Estelí factory in Nicaragua.
In a press release, Ed Lahmann, CAO’s senior brand manager said, “Being trailblazers of tobacco is in CAO’s DNA, and with BX3, we’re continuing to pilot the path. Our inspiration was the legendary X series which had put our blending expertise on the map. With BX3, we set out to take the best of Brazilian tobacco and bring it to the next level. The easy thing to do would have been to make a Brazilian puro. Our blending team went that route, and it felt like we were just dialing it in. So they kept at it, peppering in Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Mexican tobaccos in just the right proportions to add character, dimension and layers to the smoke. We’re really proud of the way the blend turned out. To us, BX3 is everything a Brazilian-centric smoke should be. It’s memorable, savory and thought-provoking and it complements our portfolio beautifully.”
CAO Cigars are distributed by General Cigar Company. At a glance, here is a look at the CAO BX3:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
Binder: Brazlian Arapiraca
Filler: Brazilian, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: STG Estelí
Robusto: 5 x 52 (SRP $8.99)
Toro: 6 x 54 (SRP $9.49)
Gordo: 6 x 60 (SRP $10.49)
Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group