Rick Rodriguez

West Tampa Tobacco Co. Releases Additional Details on Attic Series, Debuting This Month

The series will be a way for Rick Rodriguez to share some of his experiences in the premium cigar industry.

West Tampa Tobacco Co. White Toro

West Tampa Tobacco’s White line is billed as the lighter of the company’s two debut cigars.

PCA 2022: West Tampa Tobacco Co.

Industry veteran Rick Rodriguez, known for his time at CAO, explains his new venture from the show floor.

West Tampa Tobacco Co. Begins Shipping White & Black Lines on Monday

The Black & White Lines will be arriving in the coming days at 75 retailers across the country.

Rick Rodriguez Launches West Tampa Tobacco Co.

The former CAO blender and ambassador now has his own cigar company.

New CAO Borealis Uses Canadian-Grown Tobacco, Heading to Canada as Regional Release

Canada is getting its own CAO release, and it uses Canadian-grown tobacco in the filler.

Rick Rodriguez Announces Departure from General Cigar Co.

Rick Rodriguez, blender and ambassador for the CAO brand, has announced that he will be leaving General Cigar Co. as of April 29. Rodriguez joined…

CAO Vision Slated to Return in November

General Cigar Co. has announced that it is bringing back the CAO Vision, a cigar dating back to 2007 and likely best remembered for its…

CAO Flathead V19 Camshaft

In 2013, General Cigar Co.’s CAO brand launched a line called Flathead that drew from the automotive and motorcycle worlds for its inspiration. The original…

CAO Flathead V19 Debuting at IPCPR 2019

CAO’s popular Flathead is getting a follow up this year. It’s called the CAO Flathead V19 and uses tobaccos from Connecticut for both the wrapper…

IPCPR 2018: General Cigar Co.

There are very few companies, if any, who will write the number of orders as General Cigar Co. The company’s brands include Macanudo, CAO, Diesel,…