A limited-edition CAO Flathead. The CAO Flathead V21 is coming, as a limited edition series of two sizes. Each size is limited to 2000 boxes. The cigars are coming from the rolling tables of STG Esteli, the factory of General Cigars in Nicaragua.

The CAO flathead V21 is made with Mexican San Andres wrappers. The binder is Connecticut Broadleaf. The filler comes from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. But General Cigars did shorten the fermentation time on the filler. This to lock in the tobacco’s native characteristics and added a secondary aging process to bring everything together says the company.

The two available sizes are a 6×60 Gordo and a 7×70 Mammoth. These are the most popular vitolas in the regular production CAO Flathead series. Because of the popularity of the big sizes of the Flathead, CAO chooses these two sizes for the V21 Edicion Limitada.

Ministry of Cigars - A limited-edition CAO Flathead


The CAO Flathead series draws inspiration from hotrods and other classic cars. The names refer to car parts, the boxes and accessories look like carburetors. The artwork is the same style that is very popular in the hotrod scene.

“For Flathead V21, we wanted to give our fans a cigar that’s bold and complex, and still perfect for any smoking occasion,” says Rick Rodriguez, CAO’s master blender, in a press release. “We see this as the ultimate cigar for the CAO smoker who wants to experience the complexity of each tobacco with every draw. I’ve personally enjoyed V21 on its own and with a drink and have experienced different notes every time I smoke it. To me, that means we’ve done our job.”

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