Camacho

Gift Wrappers (and Fillers and Binders): Muscle Cigars

Camacho American Barrel-Aged  Camacho has put a U.S. spin on the old Cuban cigar-making technique of maturing tobacco in rum barrels. The company has aged 6-year-old Honduran Corojo filler leaves in Kentucky bourbon barrels. After five months of maturation, those leaves were combined with Connecticut and Pennsylvania broadleaf maduro tobaccos and paired with a Connecticut […]

Holiday Lights

Much like the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, the market for top-quality cigars this holiday season is defined by three themes: the past, the present, and the future. Through the handiwork of such brands as Avo, Arturo Fuente, L’Atelier, and Cubano Limitado, smokers are once again enjoying thin and elegant lanceros, a classic cigar […]

Conversation Starters

E.P. Carillo The Inch Series C-99 In the ongoing race to create the largest-ring cigar that can still be smoked enjoyably, this E.P. Carrillo (EPC) claims top honors. EPC was the first to debut a 6 × 64 1-inch-diameter smoke a few years ago, and last year it followed with a 7 × 70. Now, as […]

Holiday Stars: Honduras

CAMACHO COROJO After its recent acquisition by Oettinger Davidoff AG, Camacho undertook a dramatic repackaging and reblending of most of its cigars. This Honduran Corojo puro, Camacho’s flagship cigar, has been reblended to closely approximate the original power smoke, which was one of the strongest stogies to come out of the Jamastran Valley. It still […]

Camacho Select

Characteristics Very complex yet not overbearing; a great daytime and early-evening smoke. The Cameroon wrapper and a blend of Honduran-filler leaves is the secret. Insider’s Tip Camacho cigars are usually Noted for their strength, but this departure offers a pleasant alternative. It was developed by company owner Julio Eiroa. Five shapes are made, with our […]