Over the years, CAO has put out a host of limited editions for just about every occasion: anniversaries, television shows, events, etc. Presentation-wise, 2000 would be the year of the big CAO limited editions thanks to two cigars: the CAO 65th Anniversary and the CAO Odyssey. The former was made for company founder Cano A. Ozgener’s 65th birthday, the latter was made as just a limited cigar.
The story behind the Odyssey goes as follows: six different Cuban-seed fillers, Habano-seed binder and an Ecuadorian wrapper. Perhaps more noted, the cigar was allegedly aged for five years prior to its September 1, 2000 release. Given the release and alleged roll date, CAO diehards will know these came from Tabacalera Perdomo, the factory that produced some of the legendary earlier CAOs, which is confirmed by this article from Smokeshop.