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Rick Rodriguez CAO

Breaking Boundaries with CAO’s Rick Rodriguez

It was coincidence when I first met Rick Rodriguez in 2007.  He was a hard charging salesman who was simply ecstatic to hear people speaking English.

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Mixology Monday: Warming Up with Rum

It’s absolutely freezing pretty much everywhere right now so what better way to warm yourself than with some rum cocktails? We have two recipes for

CAO Esteli for TAA.Box

The Limited Edition CAO Estelí

CAO Estelí has been blended exclusively for the Tobacconists’ Association of America’s 2018 conference in this weekend, and crafted according to CAO’s tradition of award-winning cigars.

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CAO Releases Limited Edition “Zócalo”

CAO is igniting the spirit of Mexico with a new, limited edition release that coincides with the brand’s virtual tour of the Pan American Highway.

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CAO Kicks Off Pan-Am Tour

CAO fans are invited to join Master Blender Rick Rodriguez on a virtual tour of the Pan American highway spanning April – December 2018. Rick’s

5 Cigars We’re Gifting This Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, and for the cigar lover, a fine cigar completes the holiday celebrations. Choosing the right cigar, however, can be

in our humidor

In Our Humidor: Fall Edition

For our summer issue, we updated the In Our Humidor section by writing about the cigars that are literally in our office humidors, instead of

IPCPR 2017: CAO Cigars Launches Amazon Anaconda

CAO Cigars Unleashes Amazon Anaconda

Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing videos from cigar manufacturers talking about their new products at IPCPR 2017. Today, we’re featuring Rick Rodriguez, blender for CAO Cigars, as he