This time, it’s Flor de Caña and Estelí corojo.
The Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged is the follow-up to the highly successful American Barrel-Aged. While that cigar used a Honduran corojo leaf aged in a Kentucky bourbon barrel, this release will use corojo tobacco from the Estelí region that was then aged in barrels that previously held rum.
“We began working with intense Nicaraguan-grown Corojo fillers, painstakingly aging them in extra-old Nicaraguan rum barrels for 5-months,” said Dylan Austin, vp of marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA, in a press release. “To hit the mark, our master builders worked with the team at Flor de Caña in Nicaragua to hand select these barrels for optimal humidity, some of which had been filled with rum for 25 years. The result is a powerful new blend that invites aficionados around the globe to stare down the barrel of Nicaragua’s true spirit.”
Outside is an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Mexican binder over Dominican piloto cubano, Honduran corojo ligero and the aforementioned barrel-aged Estelí corojo. It’s put together using the Powerband technique, a bunching process that combines an accordion style folding method more commonly found in the Dominican Republic with entubado, a Cuban technique where the fillers are rolled into long cylindrical tubes.
Last year’s main release from Camacho was the Powerband.
Three sizes are being released on debut.
- Camacho Nicaragua Barrel-Aged Robusto (5 x 50) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)
- Camacho Nicaragua Barrel-Aged Toro (6 x 50) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
- Camacho Nicaragua Barrel-Aged Gordo (6 x 60) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
The Robusto size is offered in tubos, which retail for $10.50 per cigar.
Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged will launch on June 22 in the U.S. with a global release planned for next year. It is being produced in the company’s new Honduran factory, Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A.