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. The wrapper is a rare Habano Grueso leaf cultivated only in small quantities.
Rick Rodriguez who heads up blending for CAO said, “We haven’t changed any CAO blends since we took over the brand. But that doesn’t mean we couldn’t put our spin on one of them. That’s exactly what we did with Carnivale…it’s my and my team’s take on Brazilia. We added a new wrapper, made the original wrapper the binder, and cranked the whole thing up with more ligero.”
You won’t miss CAO Brazilia Carnivale at your favorite cigar shop. It’s in an eye-catching, bright yellow, 12-count box, and is a must-have for the CAO collector. Single CAO Brazilia Carnivale cigars are on sale for $8.30 until the limited supply is gone.
Rick hinted that there could be another small batch twist on the horizon for another one of CAO’s top blends. “My team and I have been experimenting with some fantastic tobaccos, so CAO fans should be on the lookout to see what we come up with next.”
CAO cigars can be found at these fine Tampa Bay tobacconists:
Cigar Castle - 11724 North 56th Street, Tampa,FL (813) 985-1300
Cigar Cave - 37748 Us Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL (727) 938-2283
Clearwater Cigar Company - 2454 North McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL (727) 726-2442
Edward's Pipe & Tobacco - 3235 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, FL (813) 872-0723
Fusion Cigar Lounge - 483 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL (727) 330-7649
MJM Fine Cigars - 31816 U.S. Hwy. 19 N., Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Smokers Den Cigars - 29140 U.S. 19, Clearwater, FL (727) 784-1676
St. Pete Cigar - 968 58th St N, St. Petersburg, FL (727) 381-9027
Tampa Humidor - 1418 East Busch Boulevard #105, Tampa, FL (813) 990-8535