Camacho Havana

Camacho Havana #1

CamachoOrigin : Honduras
Format : Figurado
Size : 6 x 54
Wrapper : Honduras
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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This week's review is over a quite popular brand of cigar. Camacho is one of the most sought after Honduran cigar brands on the market.

Camacho cigars was founded in 1961 by Simon Camacho and acquired by the Eiroa family in 1995. In October 2008, the brand become part of the Oettinger Davidoff Group. A few months ago, the whole line of Camacho cigars was rebranded / reblended, in the process some of the well-known blends were discontinued, such as Coyolar or Select. Other lines were not only reblended, but also renamed - this is the case with the Havana. It is now called Criollo. Today's review is for the Camacho Havana Figurado, which was bought before the reblending.

Camacho Havana #2

The Camacho Havana cigars used to come in boxes of 25, each in its own cellophane sleeve. The wrapper on my Camacho Havana had a dark chocolate hue with a very nicely rolled cap on the point. The band was a pleasant yellow and gold, which looks surprisingly great on this dark cigar. The smell gave way to notes of sweetness and the cold draw only verified the smell with a mellow sweetness and touch of spice.

Pre-light Score: 8 pts.

Camacho Havana #3

The first third of my Camacho Havana showed a definite taste of honey and oak. The draw on the cigar was perfect showing just enough resistance. Each puff proved to be heavy and full of thin white smoke. The first third did a very nice job of keeping my palate moist. Needless to say, I didn’t want to lay this cigar down.

The burn of the cigar was wavy the entire time and the ash was a layered light gray. The second third of my Camacho Havana showed small signs of white pepper with a bready, dough like sweetness. As the cigar burned on, the smoke became a little harsher, turning the cigar into a heavy full bodied smoke.

Smoking Score: 7 pts.

Camacho Havana #5

The finish on the Camacho Havana loosened up and became hot on the draw. The wonderful tastes became somewhat stale and dry on the palate. All in all I have to say this cigar started much better than it finished however was a solid, easy cigar to smoke… and enjoyable. Honestly, I can say I’ve never had an awful Camacho cigar. The brand all around was very consistent, I just hope it's still the case after the reblends.

Overall Experience: 7 pts.

Camacho Havana Rating

Pre-light: 8pts.
Smoking: 7pts.
Overall Experience: 7pts.

TOTAL: 22pts.

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