When the Camacho Double Shock was announced a few months ago, the company indicated that it expected Double Shock, the company’s 2014 limited edition, to arrive in October, and yet, two days into September, it’s already on shelves.
It’s a rare moment of a product arriving significantly early in an industry that’s generally full of delayed releases. For example, the B.G. Meyer Co. Slackers, a product from a brand that falls under the Camacho umbrella in the Oettinger Davidoff AG portfolio, was expected in August, but has been pushed back to mid-September.
Double Shock is a barber pole cigars that features intertwining Ecuadorian habano and Mexican San Andrés wrappers with a blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Pennsylvania. It’s offered in five sizes: 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). Each size is limited to 1,000 boxes with each box containing ten-pairs of cigars.
The cigar is part of one of two annual limited edition series for the company. The Camacho Liberty 2014 was released earlier this year, whereas the Double Shock serves as the formal 2014 limited edition.
Double Shock is made at the Agroindustria LAEPE S.A. factory in Honduras.