General Cigar has announced that the CAO Pilón Añejo, introduced as a limited edition cigar in 2022, has joined the CAO lineup as a regular production offering. CAO Pilón is a cigar containing tobaccos aged in circular pilons introduced in 2015. The CAO Pilón Añejo takes it a step further by aging the cigars further once rolled.

The blend features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Honduran binder and a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. The cigars will come in three sizes – each presented in 20-count boxes: Robusto (5 1/2 x 54, SRP $8.89/cigar), Toro (6 x 52, SRP $8.99/cigar), and Gigante (5 7/8 x 60, SP $9.29/cigar). Production comes from the HATSA factory in Honduras.

In a press release, Senior Brand Manager Ed Lahmann commented, “When CAO Pilón Añejo launched last Spring, it quickly became apparent that we needed to make this blend more than just a one-time offering. So we took on the labor and time-intensive methods needed to ferment the tobacco and age the cigars and are making this a full-time brand for CAO. Given the work that goes into this blend, production quantities will be limited, but the good news is that we’re able to deliver what our retailers and fans have asked of us.”

At a glance, here is a look at the CAO Pilón Añejo:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Honduran Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduran American Tobacco S.A. (HATSA)

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 1/2 x 54
Toro: 6 x 52
Gigante: 5 7/8 x 60

Photo Credit: Scandinavian Tobacco Group