Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged Robusto

Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged Robusto

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For cigar aficionados, the Camacho brand is synonymous with “full” – as in full-bodied, full-flavored, and full of character. Their blends usually promise a powerful well-balanced smoke brimming with aromatic flavor. This is precisely why Camacho makers Christian and Julio Eiroa have developed such a loyal cult-like following – that and their profile of 90+ rated cigars. While new innovations are common in the cigar industry, and some are a hit and some are not, the Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged robusto you have in your shipment today is definitely a hit. Thinking outside the box has always been a part of the Camacho brand, and this one is one for the books.

The Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged is the follow up to the popular Camacho American Barrel-Aged and boy is it tasty. Starting from the inside out, this powerhouse starts with Dominican piloto cubano, Honduran corojo ligero and barrel-aged Estelí corojos that have been aged in Nicaraguan rum barrels that once held Flor de Caña rum. The fillers are rolled in a unique way by using a bunching process that folds the tobacco in the filler in an accordion style folding method. Those scrumptious tobaccos are secured by a Mexican binder and a stunning Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper. Light it up and be hit by powerful notes of spice and oak with hints of sweetness and caramel. Although rum may be a good pairing, our panel strongly recommended whiskey.

The Nicaraguan cigar industry originated when Cuban cigar makers escaped the revolution and re-established their livelihood in Nicaragua with Cuban-seed tobacco. Blessed with dark, rich soil, their new home was ideal for tobacco cultivation and Nicaragua quickly became known for cigars that rivaled Cuban quality. Unfortunately, revolution and war came to Nicaragua in the 1980s and devastated the industry, but it’s rebounded dramatically and is once again producing tobacco considered by many to be the finest in the world.

The Esteli Valley is in many ways the heart of Nicaraguan production and is known for its very powerful and spicy tobacco. The Jalapa Valley produces arguably the finest tobacco in the country: somewhat sweeter and less intense than Esteli, but extremely complex. The tobacco of the Condega Valley is often described as a blend of the other two regions.

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