For cigar aficionados, the Camacho brand is usually 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. The Camacho Scorpion Sun Grown is full of rich, natural sweetness that is bursting with flavor. Handmade in Honduras, this robusto comes dressed in a silky Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf that drapes over a Nicaraguan binder that is full of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos. This medium to full bodied smoke will offer premium notes of warm spices and sugary sweetness with hints of black pepper. Perfect for any time of day, try pairing this smoke with a Cuba Libre on a crisp fall afternoon.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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