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Rick Rodriguez

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...
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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,...
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CAO Nicaragua Debuts at IPCPR 2018

Earlier this year there was a CAO Estelí, now there’s a CAO Nicaragua. While the name is Nicaragua, the wrapper is actually from the Jamastran...
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CAO Adds Mexico-Inspired Zócalo

For the first time in its history, CAO will be using Mexican wrapper on one of its cigars. It’s called the CAO Zócalo, a limited edition...
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CAO Pilón Robusto

If you’ve dug into the process of making a cigar, you’ve undoubtedly heard the world pilón, the term for a pile of tobacco that is...
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CAO Pilón Robusto

While researching tobaccos and techniques for the newest addition to the CAO Classic Series, the brand’s blending team—headed by Agustin Garcia and Rick Rodriguez—came across...
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IPCPR 2015: General Cigar Co.

While it’s still one of the bigger booths on the trade show floor, the space that housed General Cigar Co. was noticeably smaller than it...
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CAO America Sinister Sam

General Cigar Co. had a very successful launch this past winter. Rick Rodriguez, who is more or less the face of CAO, modified the CAO...
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CAO Cyclone

For what many consumers might think of as a big, mainstream brand like CAO, it has been on a tear of releasing small batch, limited...
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CAO’s Son of Uncle Sam Now Sinister Sam (Update)

The recently announced Son of Uncle Sam project from CAO is getting a new name, as Rick Rodriguez told halfwheel that the project will now...
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CAO’s Area 9 Event Packs Dig Into the Vaults

CAO has added a new series of event-only cigar packs called Area 9, which come from the company’s aging rooms with up to two decades...
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