I need to thank Adrian and Butthead’s Tobacco for thinking of me. Adrian gave me the heads up on the CAO Escaparate #7 months ago and was kind enough to make sure I got enough to do a review. We are no stranger to CAO’s Escaparate collection. We’ve reviewed many of them like the MX3 and Bratalia to name a couple. Also, thanks to the Stogie Review Fan Forums for voting. The CAO Escaparate #7 edged out the Tatuaje Drac, Punch Uppercut and Fuente King T this week.
It turns out that the CAO Escaparate #7 was one of the prototypes in the running for what is now the CAO Vision. While the blend for all the cigars in the Escaparate collection are secret we know that the Vision consists of a Dominican Corojo wrapper, Dominican binder and a filler of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Brazilian tobacco. The Vision was also rolled in the La Aurora factory in the Dominican but like I said, the details on this Escaparate are pretty hush hush. I did try hard to find out more but John Huber was pretty tight lipped about the #7.
Video runs close to 11 minutes. I have to say that if the CAO Escaparate #7 had been chosen as the blend for the Vision, I would’ve purchased more Visions. I found the sharp woodsy flavor and dark molasses like sweetness to be a homerun flavor profile. Both were unique and challenging and maybe the reason why it wasn’t chosen. I could easily see how the sharp flavors could be mislabeled as rough or harsh. I’m not sure on pricing, since these were provided to me, but I’m guessing they are around the usual Escaparate price and in the $9-$12 range depending which of the five sizes you choose.
How To Order
If you’d like to order the CAO Escaparate #7 cigars, one of the places that they are available at is Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium in Danbury CT. Their phone number is (203) 792-4327. Be sure to tell them you saw my review on The Stogie Review. Neither of us will get anything out of it, its just a nice thing to do for us.