Camacho Select Torpedo

Camacho Select Torpedo

CamachoOrigin : Honduras
Format : Torpedo
Size : 156 x 21 mm
Ring : 54
Wrapper : Cameroon
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$7 each

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).

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★☆
I saw better Cameroons. It was quite toothy and less oily than I expect for a cigar that costs over 5 dollars.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★½
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.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
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.

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
I paid around $170 for a box, as far as I remember. I consider it to be a nice investment.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★½
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.

5 Comments on “Camacho Select Torpedo”

  1. Cigar Jack says:

    This cigar is probably one of the fuller bodied Cameroons out there. I’ve got one sitting in my humidor I’ve been waiting to review. Good review!

  2. My Review of the Select Torpedo

    Camacho Select Band

    I had the opportunity to smoke several of the pre-production versions of this cigar, all of which were phenomenal Cameroon cigars so I was looking forward to the production release quite anxiously. The production release has been kicked up a notch or two in strength from the original release, but the end result is the same. A fantastic, flavorful Cameroon that is as good or better than any other Cameroon I have smoked. The construction is excellent. My torp had a nice even burn throughout and the ash held firm. With the increase in strength from the original release, the Select isn’t quite a smooth as it was and it has changed the flavor of it a bit, but I wouldn’t say the change is better or worse. Just different than it was. It is still a great smoke and it is now my Cameroon of choice.

  3. UPDATE I smoked a Select Super Robusto last night. As good as the Torpedo was, I would reccomend the Super Robusto above the torp. It was fantastic. Smooth yet it still had that Camacho strength, more so than the torp. It burned perfect and really came alive in the last third. If you’re thinking of trying this line, the Super Robusto is a good place to start.

  4. This is one of my favorite Camachos. I haven’t tried it since it was reblended.

  5. Some Camacho’s I like and some I’ve yet to try–this is one I’ve yet to try

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