Macanudo Inspirado Palladium is a complex five-country blend that harnesses the time-honored tercio aging technique to deliver a truly exquisite smoking experience. The tercio process is an old Cuban method rarely used today due to the considerable time and labor required to build the bales and wrap them in the bark of the majestic Royal Palm tree. The bark forms a tighter seal, trapping in moisture and retaining the tobacco’s natural taste characteristics.
There’s a new CAO line and unlike most CAO cigars, it’s made in the Dominican Republic, rather than Central America. Dubbed CAO Session, the new line is a collaboration between brand ambassador and blender Rick Rodriguez and Yuri Guillen, factory manager of General Cigar Dominicana.