CAO will be releasing a pair of limited edition cigars for the holiday season that they promise delivers a spicier, more complex take on the La Traviata and La Traviata Maduro blends due to the use of “the best primings for each.”
The CAO La Traviata Angry Santa is based off the original La Traviata, while the CAO La Traviata Evil Snowman is based off the La Traviata Maduro. Both will be available in a single 6 1/2 x 52 vitola and will come packed in 14-count boxes, with 1,500 boxes of each blend being produced.
MSRP on the Angry Santa is $6.00 per cigar and $84.00 per box, while the Evil Snowman comes with an MSRP of $6.60 per cigar and $92.40 per box. CAO announced that the cigars would begin shipping in November to brick-and-mortar retailers who have supported the CAO La Traviata line, and there have been reports of the cigar already arriving at stores.
Update (Nov. 7, 2013) — A typo on the original materials resulted in the cigar being listed as 5 1/2 inches long. It is 6 1/2 inches long.