Next month, General Cigar will release the 2022 edition of the CAO Vision.

The CAO Vision is a cigar that dates back to the days when the Ozgener family owned the brand. It was highlighted by being packaged in a light-up humidor. The line was eventually discontinued, but in 2020 General Cigar brought back the CAO as a limited edition release.

2022 marks the third iteration of the CAO. This year’s edition features an all-new blend highlighted by being made exclusively with Habano-seed tobaccos. The cigar features a Honduran Jamastran Viso wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and a blend of Nicaraguan fillers from Condega, Estelí, and Jalapa. The cigar is produced at STG Estelí in Nicaragua. The cigar is being released in one size – 6 x 52 Toro.

The CAO Vision 2022 comes packaged in a 30-count humidor. It has a futuristic presentation including holographic foil treatments, working LED lights, and two push-sensitive drawers that each hold 15 smokes. A total of 1,700 humidors have been produced. In addition, an additional 1,000 humidors of the CAO Vision 2022 will be released to select retailers in Europe in the first quarter of 2023.

“On the one hand, Vision expresses CAO’s commitment to the past through its dedication to old-world craftsmanship. And on the other hand, Vision takes a look into the future, with ultra-modern packaging that shatters the conventions of the handmade cigar category. Vision embodies CAO perfectly, as a brand that challenges the status quo while keeping a firm eye on tradition,” said Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager of CAO, in a press release.

CAO Vision will be released in just one size, a 6” x 52 Toro which will sell for an SRP of $18.99 per cigar. For the U.S. market, 1,700 humidors will be made available at select retailers beginning on November 1.

At a glance, here is a look at the CAO Vision 2022:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Honduran Jamastran Viso
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan (Condega, Estelí, and Jalapa)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: STG Estelí

Vitolas Offered

Toro: 6 x 52

Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group