DESCRIPTION: The CAO OSA Sol, sports a proprietary wrapper tobacco cultivated in the celebrated Olancho, San Agustín valley in Honduras. Olancho San Augustín yields the acronym OSA, which is where the name OSA Sol originates. The blend is then balanced with a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler.
The box’s eye catching color scheme celebrates the whitewashed curing barns located on the farm where the tobaccos were cured and the wave inlay suggests the water sources that supply the tobacco.
OSA Sol launched in three sizes, each coming in boxes of 25. Today’s featured cigar is 6-inch by 54 ring gauge Lot 54 Toro, which retails for around $6.25 per stick.
FEATURED LIBATION: Andre Jacquart Premier Cru Champagne
This week’s featured champagne is estate grown and bottled. It is 100% Chardonnay from a Premier Cru Rated Vineyard, which is the second tier in the classifications system just behind Grand Cru. Barrel Fermented and Barrel Aged for 8 months, this bubbly weighs in at 12% ABV.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• Moving into the year 2012
• The launch of the new StogieFresh.info site
• 2011 Stogie Fresh: Honor Roll Best Cigars of the Year
• Launch of the new Stogie Fresh podcast site
• Next week is our 300th podcast episode
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Di Fazio Maduro
I first featured the Di Fazio Maduro in Episode 239 Sunday, September 19, 2010. These cigars have been resting in the Stogie Fresh humidors for 1 year, 4.1 months and I pulled out a couple more this past week to give them another look.
FEATURED WEB SITES:
Andre Jacquart Champagne
2011 Stogie Fresh: Honor Roll for our Favorite Cigars of the Year
New Stogie Fresh 5 Podcast Site
Stogie Rate Online
Stogie Rate for iPhone
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