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 CAOâ€™s ties to music and harnesses the legendary energy of Music City.
â€œCAO Concert was inspired by the brandâ€™s roots in Nashville,â€ commented Ed McKenna, CAOâ€™s senior brand manager.Â â€œWhen listening to music at a concert, or even in your own backyard, itâ€™s a great time to sit back, enjoy a great cigar, and enjoy the people youâ€™re with. Thatâ€™s what Concert is about.â€
The four-cigar collection is firmly planted in the full-medium-bodied range, with great harmony of flavor among the tobaccos.Â CAOâ€™s Rick Rodriguez created the blend which features a special combination of four different Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers, not previously used in any other General Cigar offering. Wrapped with a lustrous Ecuadoran Habano Rosado and bound with CT Broadleaf, CAO Concert begins with a kick of pepper, mellows with hints of subtle sweetness and comes to a full-flavored finish.Â
The quartet of new frontmarks will debut at IPCPR and will be available at retail beginning in mid-September.Â A rarity in the premium cigar category, each Concert cigar will have the same length of 5.5â€. Rick Rodriguez explained, â€œWith Concert, I wanted to bring out a new cigar that has really consistent flavor and body across all of the frontmarks. I believe this particular length works perfectly to maximize the flavor of both larger and smaller ring gauges.â€
CAO Concert features these frontmarks: Amp (5 Â½â€ x 46, SRP per cigar is $5.75) Solo (5 Â½â€ x 50, SRP per cigar is $6.25); Roadie (5 Â½â€ x 54, SRP per cigar is $6.75) and Stage (5 Â½â€ x 60, SRP per cigar is $7.50).
True to CAOâ€™s tradition of exciting and unexpected packaging, CAO Concert is presented in an innovative box inspired by a classic Marshall amp, with band art that showcases a guitar pick and Fender-style guitars.
Following its special sneak preview at the CMA Music Festival last month, CAO Concert will be sampled at cigar-friendly live music venues and music-themed events across the country. A schedule of events will be announced in the coming weeks and will be posted on the CAO website at www.caocigars.com.
Ed McKenna promised, â€œWe are going to make an announcement about a very exciting CAO promotion in the coming weeks, so CAO fans should also be on the lookout for that.â€
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