CAO cigars are the products of C.A.O. International, Inc., which is now a premium brand division of General Cigar. C.A.O.’s premium cigar-making history began with the Maduro (launched in 1998). There are over twelve regular CAO cigar lines, each of which has been graded 90 points (the outstanding grade) or above by Cigar Insider and Cigar Aficionado. Since 1998, CAO brand has become a benchmark for comparing other cigar brands. Its different cigar lines have become known for their innovative tobacco blends, delighting cigar lovers the world over. CAOs are offered in over a dozen blends from more than ten countries. There is a CAO cigar to please any palate, from the intense Brazilians to the mild CAO Gold, the wildly popular Flavours cigar line, and the CAO Flathead. This innovative brand continues to challenge itself with inventive new products such as the CAO Flathead, while its established lines have won a devoted following of cigar aficionados.