This week I’m reviewing the newest, and first, CAO cigar under the General Cigar banner. The OSA Sol was the brainchild of Rick Rodriguez and select General Cigar master blenders. This new cigar features a select wrapper from the Olancha, San Agustin (OSA) area of Honduras that was grown in 2008. 2008 was a perfect year for the area climate wise producing a nice oily tobacco leaf perfect for cigar wrappers. In CAO’s words:
To achieve its uniquely balanced, medium-bodied taste, Rick and his team have punctuated the flavorful OSA wrapper with a hearty Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler. The result is a provocative taste that celebrates the nuances of Olancho San Agustin tobacco.
General Cigar sent out a 5 pack sampler to several of us cigar bloggers for review. The size we received was the Lot 54 which is a 6 x 54 Toro Grande. So, how does the new CAO OSA Sol compare of the old CAO line up? Watch the video and find out.
PS – Don’t forget about the contests! Here are the match ups for the first weekend (Oct 6)! Remember, give scores for both to get a chance to win both contest.
New Orleans vs Carolina
Mississippi State vs UAB