Last week, Camacho teased its latest cigar—a new line called Double Shock. While the main focus went to the pair of wrappers on the cigar and the packaging (pairs of the cigars are held together by a larger band)—it turns out there’s a lot more unique about the release.
Camacho has announced that the Double Shock, not only features two wrappers, but filler leaves from four different countries, brining the total list of countries used for the blend to five. Outside is an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and Mexican San Andrés maduro, which stripe around the cigar giving the look of a classic barber pole light. Underneath is a criollo binder and filler leaves from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Pennsylvania.
The blend is described as “medium-full” by the company and when it lands on shelves in October, consumers will have their choice of five vitolas: Robusto (5 x 50, $11), Toro (6 x 50, $11.50), and Churchill (7 x 48, $12), Figurado (6 1/8 x 54 x 42, $12.50) and Gordo (6 x 60, $13). All five vitolas are limited to 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars.
This is the second consecutive year for a Camacho Limited Edition, last year the company debuted Blackout at the IPCPR convention and trade show and then shipped the cigar in October. It will be the same story for Double Shock, which will be shown off in person next week.
Camacho is produced at the Agroindustria LAEPE S.A. factory in Danlí, Honduras and distributed by Davidoff, who owns both the brand and the factory.