General Cigar has announced that the CAO Arcana Mortal Coil, a limited edition cigar incorporating Andullo tobacco into the blend, is returning. The cigar was last released in 2021 as a limited edition cigar when it debuted.
Andullo tobacco undergoes a very different curing process than traditional cigar tobacco leaves. This involves putting tobacco leaves in palm seed pods known as yagua. The pods are then wrapped in rope, causing the Andullo tobacco to compress into a thick bar,almost looking like a roll of salami.
The CAO Arcana Mortal Coil blend consists of a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Connecticut Shade binder and filler tobaccos from the Jamastran Valley of Honduras and Estelí, Nicaragua. The blend also incorporates Dominican Piloto Cubano and, of course, the Dominican Andullo tobacco. The cigar comes in one size – a 6 1/8 x 50 Toro and is presented in 20-count boxes.
In a press release, Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager of CAO cigars, said, “The fans of CAO spoke, and we listened. We previously brought back Mortal Coil, yet the fans kept wanting more. So with this year’s release of the blend, we’re showing the fans of CAO that we’re willing to go the extra mile for them.”
The CAO Arcana Mortal Coil is due to ship in August. Pricing is set at $11.99 SRP per cigar.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Esteli and Dominican Piloto Cubano, Dominican Andullo
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: STG Esteli
Toro: 6 1/8 x 50
Photo Credit: Scandinavian Tobacco Group