CAO OSA Sol – New Month Long Contest!

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

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New Orleans (42) vs Carolina (21)

Mississippi State (33) vs UAB (21)

Hi Ben, thanks for the contest. Caroline[24] New Orleans[21] UAB [28] Mississippi[21]

I’m an SEC Fan over 30+ yrs. Hey, Missippi State played Georgia today (10/01).

Missippi State 24 (Its an easy win)
UBA 17

New Orlean 38
Carolina 17

New Orleans 31 Carolina 24

Missippi State 21 Uab 10

Cool contest idea. Here are my predictions:

New Orleans 31 – Carolina 21
Mississippi State 38 – UAB 10

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