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Well, well, well - what have we here?

I can’t say I am surprised, but I am certainly pleased with the news. Cigar Aficionado Magazine has officially ranked my Gran Puro Santa Rita number 10 in their Top…

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This Motley Crew is Home for the Holidays.

Add some joy back to the season with the limited edition Holiday Horde cigar collection. Compiled of seven favorite blends from holidays’ past, the Holiday Horde is the ultimate holiday…

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Making The Cut Part 5: Reinstatement

On this episode of Making the Cut, and Mr. Punch and Coach Cockrell have something very important to say on behalf of the entire franchise. Tune in now!

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Introducing the Punch Value Pack.

Welcome to my smoking den, a sanctuary full of wisdom and good decisions. I’ve got some exciting things to share with you, but first, let’s light up a Punch. Deals…

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Welcome Back, Amazon Basin.

After a long wait, the Amazon has given us its unique Braganca tobacco once again. For those who need a refresher on our one-of-a-kind Amazon Basin cigar, here it is.Shaped…

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Introducing the Limited Edition Macanudo Mao

At Macanudo, we still craft them like they used to. Our latest proof, Macanudo Mao, was cultivated in the fertile Mao region of the Dominican Republic.
Featuring original Macanudo heirloom…

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Making the Cut Part 4: The Conclusion

Check out this episode to see if Mr. Punch ends up making the team. It's a can't miss pre-season finale with perfect ash and lots of drama.

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Introducing CAO Consigliere

Listen, when it comes to CAO Cigars - you’re either part of the family or you’re not. We make blends that travel the world, race through the streets and burn…

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The reviews are in: Inspirado is a hit

Macanudo Inspirado debuted in Europe in 2014 and quickly became a global success, selling in more than 40 countries worldwide. With the U.S. release of Inspirado, the international flavor of Macanudo…

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Introducing Macanudo Inspirado

The story of Macanudo Inspirado has been three years in the making.  We set out to create blends that appealed to an international palate. A palate accustomed to Cuban cigars.…

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Introducing Handbrake and Roadkill

When it comes to finding the perfect companion for your cigar journeys, we take pride in being your smoke of choice. At CAO, we love making cigars as much as…

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CAO Flathead Named #3

I can’t believe it.
It’s December 18th and I’ve been speechless since yesterday morning. This is a day I will NEVER forget.
Yesterday started out like any other day. I knew Cigar…

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The Dominican Republic

The cured leaves of Connecticut Shade designated for Macanudo arrive in the Dominican Republic. There, they undergo an intricate process of fermentation that is only used in Macanudo cigars. For…

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Connecticut

Macanudo is still made with the very same blend created nearly 50 years ago by Alfons Mayer, and according to the exacting standards set forth by the Cullman family, Daniel…

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The Man Behind Macanudo

It’s 1962. The one time owner of Partagas in Cuba, Ramon Cifuentes, sits inside his house in Connecticut separating tobacco leaves. He fled Cuba with nothing to his name, leaving…

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The Birth of Macanudo

Welcome to our story. We encourage you to sit back, light up and enjoy each great moment in Macanudo history with one of our cigars.
Macanudo (v). - Super or terrific…

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The Dominican Years

With the blend for Macanudo, General Cigar created something vastly different from any other cigar on the market. Mr. Cullman’s strategy for promoting this new brand would take a similar…

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Introducing CAO Flathead Steel Horse

When we released CAO Flathead, we heard two things: the cigar is great and why the hell don’t you have one for motorcycle lovers?You spoke, we listened. Introducing the newest…

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Welcome to the New Age

As the great Abe Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict your future is by creating it.”
At CAO, we like to approach the future with boundless ingenuity.
We design cigars…

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Introducing The CAO Solfyre

At CAO, we love breaking the rules. We look forward to the impossible. We’ll travel to places others won’t dare go and we won’t leave until we’re satisfied. And our…

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