Speed review: CAO Firewalker

Welcome to the first ever 'speed review'! This is an idea I've been thinking on for a little while now, they are not in replacement of the regular reviews but are a little added bonus.

The idea here is to give you a little info and some notes on the odd 'new to NZ' cigar that I might be trying.

Today I'm sampling the CAO Arnana Firewalker.

The most notable thing is the Habano wrapper in a CAO, most known for their Maduro's, either Broadleaf or San Andres, and this is present in the smoke to, I'd say it's the most mild CAO I've smoked, along the lines of the Italia but smoother from memory.

The band is huge.. so was removed within minutes.


Overall... good. Band removal pulled a little bit of wrapper but didn't break through so didn't effect the smoke.

Burn & Draw:

Both burn and draw on my sample we're great, Joel's burn was a little sloppy but corrected itself around the start of the second third.


Nuts, cream and earth with some natural tobacco. Nothing out of the gate but all tasty enough. Not a huge complexity but a slight build


So for these speed reviews I'm going to just going to give a ballpark rating out of 10. For this stick I'm saying 7/10


This is a stick well worth trying. It's not what I would say is a good example of a CAO but it's nice and smooth and easy smoking.



Enjoy your read with a good cigar.