DESCRIPTION: The CAO Concert was released during the summer of 2012 and from the outset it was launched to highlight the brand’s musical roots. CAO’s Rick Rodriguez created the blend, which features a special combination of four different Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers tobaccos not previously used in any other General Cigar offering. The cigar is bound in a US Connecticut Broadleaf and then wrapped with an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado.
True to CAO’s tradition of exciting and unexpected packaging, CAO Concert is presented in an innovative box inspired by a classic Marshall amplifier and has a cigar band that is styled in the shape of a guitar pick and dual Fender-style guitars.
This week’s featured Concert is the Solo, a 5 ½-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto.
FEATURED LIBATION: Breaking & Entering Bourbon
St. George Spirits is located in ALAMEDA, California and was founded 30 years ago in 1982. This company has been handcrafting their spirits using old school artisanal methods, like working with copper pot stills.
They make a wide array of spirits including tequila, liqueurs, gin, vodka, single malt and absinthe. Today’s featured spirit is yet another in the St. George portfolio and its called, Breaking & Entering Bourbon.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• No podcast next week
• Jonathan Drew and his use of Social Media
• Meeting with Mike Hiebner of Manrock Brewing Company
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: El Original Maduro Corona
This week’s postscript review features the El Original Maduro Corona, which I first featured on the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back in Episode 277 on Sunday, June 26, 2011. These cigars have been resting a total of 1 year, 5.5 months in my humidor and I pulled out my last two samples this week for this postscript review.