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General Cigar Co. has announced a new extension for its CAO Flathead brand.

On Aug. 3, the company will begin shipping the CAO Flathead V21 which uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Connecticut broadleaf binder and Dominican ligero and Nicaraguan fillers. General says that the fillers are given a shorter fermentation to “lock in the tobacco’s native characteristics” and then an additional aging process.

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It will be offered in two sizes, each limited to 2,000 boxes.

  • CAO Carb V21 (6 x 60) — $13.99 (Box of 27, $377.73)
  • CAO Big Block V21 (7 x 70) — $14.99 (Box of 27, $404.73)

“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, CAO’s master blender, in a press release. “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.”

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