According to a press release, “As disruptors of the status quo, Camacho Cigars, the makers of the boldest cigars in the world are proud to announce the latest addition to our arsenal: Camacho Factory Unleashed. Manifesting the DNA of “Where Bold is Born,” this blend roars strength and character that can barely be contained by the prized wrapper that houses it. The bold intensity and unconventional craftsmanship of our state-of-the-art factory in Honduras is showcased in this multi-regional blend sure to become a staple in humidors across the nation to satisfy those bold-seeking palates.”
So is the press release accurate? Should this be a staple in every humidor?
Cigar Review: Camacho Factory Unleashed
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic
Ring Gauge: 50
The Look: Packaged in 100 count boxes the Camacho Factory Unleashed takes up a lot of space in a humidor. Inside the cigar sits with a nutmeg colored Ecuador Corojo wrapper that has some noticeable veins and it features an unfinished foot. The band features colors of black, white and silver that lacks the usual bold colors that Camacho has embraced. In the hand the cigar feels rather light but there aren’t any voids to tobacco although the foot is porous.
The Notes: The cold draw almost makes the cigar seem flavored with a rich raspberry and prune sweetness that almost seems manufactured. The foot of the cigar reveals sweet notes of tobacco from the unfinished foot. Once the cigar is lit a nuttiness emerges and the first retrohale singes the nostrils with a venomous bite.
As we smoke the first third notes of earth, nuts and brown sugar are dominant until we hit the wrapper when things change up. Notes of cacao begins to emerge becoming increasingly dominant with earth, and nuts slowly sliding into the background. While the long finish of the cigar has a creaminess to it there is also a touch of cayenne pepper which creates some interesting contrast.
Moving into the second third cacao notes become dominant with earth in the background and a sweetness emerges once again in the form of some dried fruit. The finish is long and earthy with some developing cedar while the retrohale is creamy with a touch of cayenne.
The last third sees notes of earth take hold of the palate with nuances of nuts and cedar with a slight cacao on the finish which is long and earthy. The retrohale sees some cedar notes appear for the first time with the occasional cayenne pepper.
The Finish: Camacho uses the tag line, “Where Bold is Born” and this cigar definitely a good representation of being bold while not being overly strong. It’s a medium, medium-full smoke that has a an a distinct flavor profile making it very different then the rest of the Camacho line which I found utterly enjoyable. After smoking this I wonder if it was aged in a sherry cask or wine barrel, so I am curious to read the comments after you smoke one.
Price: $7.99 / $701.99 (Box of 100)