Origin : Honduras
Format : Torpedo
Size : 156 x 21 mm
Ring : 54
Wrapper : Cameroon
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$7 each
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Camacho Select is supposed to be different from other Camacho cigars, especially in strength. It sports a Cameroon wrapper, is blended by Julio Eiroa (father of the current Camacho president, Christian) and produced at Tabacos Rancho Jamastran in Honduras. I found the Torpedo to be superior than the Robusto. You might also want to try the Super Robusto (see Matt's comment below).
I saw better Cameroons. It was quite toothy and less oily than I expect for a cigar that costs over 5 dollars.
The construction, on the other hand, is superb. The Camacho Select Torpedo burned regularly (perhaps a little bit too fast), the ash was firm and the draw was fine.
I don't even remember when exactly I purchased these cigars, it was at least one year ago. Somehow, they were forgotten in my humidor for a while and I smoked them during the last few months. So, this can be considered as an 'aging report'. The lighting process is painless and there was almost no initial spicy kick. The beginning is delicate with light spice and hazelnut. It is less than medium-bodied but the strength increases over time. Near the middle, the spice is getting stronger and I feel some cedary notes. The last third is not much different, no harshness or bitterness whatsoever. I think the aging was really beneficial to this stick.
I paid around $170 for a box, as far as I remember. I consider it to be a nice investment.
Overall Rating :
I wonder how the Camacho Select Torpedo tastes when young. What I experienced was really different from other Camachos that I had the pleasure to smoke, especially the strong Corojo line. Good to see that they produce very different cigars.