CAO Twists the America Line with “Sinister Sam”

From now until the limited quantity is depleted, CAO Sinister Sam (6.5” x 52, SRP per cigar is $8.50) is a small batch cigar available exclusively at cigar shops nationwide until the limited release of 2,000 boxes is sold out.   Sinister Sam features CAO America’s Connecticut Shade wrapper and broadleaf binder, powered by a new, […]


“Smoked Up” No.65

This installment of “Smoked Up” is a double installment. I didn’t smoke a whole lot of cigars over the last two weeks, so I decided to combine them all into one. I was enjoying the nice spring weather by playing with my daughter out in the yard, working in the garden, doing some much needed yard […]


“Smoked Up” No.35

As I sit here and type this out, I realize I really didn’t accomplish much of anything this week or weekend! I had planned on doing a few reviews, but that fell off to the wayside when my daughter decided to cling to my side pretty much all weekend. I did our cigar shop’s fantasy […]


“Smoked Up” No.25

I am back into the swing of things and getting this week’s “Smoked Up” out a little early. I usually put it out on Tuesday, but I will be on a vacation starting Tuesday. So my editing time will be none while on vacation. My corneal ulcer from the previous week is gone, so that’s a plus […]


“Smoked Up” No.14

Once again, I am bringing you some views and news from my week in cigars. Had a very eventful week and especially the weekend. Saturday, me and a group of guys had a party at El Puros Perfecto (Ocean Springs, MS) for a good friend who is expecting a baby girl soon. Many thanks to the […]


CAO Brazilia Carnivale Hits Retail

CAO Brazilia Carnivale Hits Retail   CAO Brazilia Carnivale is hitting cigar shops as we speak. The 6 ½” x 60 box-pressed beauty is a limited edition release that puts an innovative spin on the popular Brazilia blend.   “Carnivale” is made with ligeros from the DR, Honduras and Nicaragua, and a binder from Brazil. […]


Shawn’s 2012 Cigars of the Year

Every year I, like others, like to make a list of my favorite cigars of the year. Well, the year is winding down fairly fast, so its time for me to do my list for 2012. I have smoked a good number of cigars this year. Many of them are the new releases and some […]


CAO to Launch “Concert” at IPCPR

CAO CONCERT From the brand that was launched in Nashville and marches to the beat of its own drum comes CAO Concert, a new collection that celebrates CAO’s ties to music and harnesses the legendary energy of Music City. “CAO Concert was inspired by the brand’s roots in Nashville,” commented Ed McKenna, CAO’s senior brand […]


CAO LX2 Rosado CRA Especial

If you are a cigar newbie, casual enjoyer, or aficionado then I suggest, after you read this review, to click over to Cigar Rights of America and join up if you haven’t done it yet. Its only $35 a year (rates decrease for multiple year memberships) and the proceeds go to protecting our rights to […]


CAO CIGARS and TWO FOOT FRED to ROCK CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Nashville, TN—CAO Cigars announces that it will serve as an official partner at the blockbuster CMA Music Festival on June 7-10, 2012 in Nashville. CAO will have a big presence at the event, with two separate locations including a luxury cigar lounge boasting VIP views of the Riverfront daytime stage. Featuring a personal appearance and […]