According to the Camacho cigars website, “Every journey begins somewhere. And where that is, can mean the difference between a life merely lived… and a life lived loud. Loaded with rich flavors from Generoso and Aléman Ligero tobaccos, bound by the legendary strength of [their] Original Corojo, and wrapped in a high-grade Connecticut leaf grown in Ecuador, this is one cigar with an intense flavor that backs down to no one. A wake up call to make every journey a bold one.”
Today we take a look at the Camacho Connecticut as our featured review
Cigar: Camacho Connecticut
Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras
Source: Two Guys Smoke Shop
The Look: The Camacho Connecticut features a pale Ecuador Connecticut wrapper that has the look of a true Connecticut grown shade tobacco. The oversized band is tangerine in color with a black writing. To this day I am unsure why the slogan “Infamous since 1962” is used, as that would imply it was famous for bad reasons. The cigar has an average weight and looking at the foot you can see a swirl of some lighter tobaccos.
The Notes: The cold draw of the cigar is chewy, with notes of chocolate and what first hit me as carrots. The sweetness reins supreme here and it’s very inviting to light up. The foot of the cigar is earthy with some buttery richness. There is a nice yin and yang from draw and foot.
Once the foot is properly toasted the cigar has a buttery smooth flavor profile. There are some notes of butter, earthy and cedar present all of which meld together to create one of my personal favorite Connecticut on the market today. As the first third comes to a close there are some notes of citrus that begin to develop as the butter notes fade away. Through the nose there is some subtle pepper notes.
As we enter the second third of Camacho Connecticut the pepper through the noses gets turned up slightly, if it was a dial we would say it’s around a 3 or 4 in terms of intensity. The citrus notes remain though not as dominant as the close of the first third. The primary profile is earth and cedar and the cigar is exceptionally smooth.
The final third of the cigar develops a sweetness that changes up the cigar considerably and creates a really enjoyable finish. The notes of earth remain with some cedar and the pepper through the nose is considerably less than the last segment.
The Finish: I forgot how much I enjoyed the flavor profile of the Camacho Connecticut. Right after the rebranding I was smoking at least one of these a day but over the last half-year, I had ignored it for a while. If you’re looking for something mild to start the day, these cigars are worth a look