Camacho Unleashing Powerband in June

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Two years ago, Camacho gave away a motorcycle as part of its new event program. Now, the event program is back, focusing on a new cigar inspired by a motorcycle.

It’s called Powerband, part of Camacho’s Master-Built Series, and its highlighted by on a new bunching technique that combines the Dominican accordion style, where filler leaves are folded like an accordion, and entubado, a Cuban technique where filler leaves are rolled into long cylindrical tubes.

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While the company says the two styles serve as the basis for the new technique used for Powerband, it’s declining to describe the process in any additional detail.

The cigar uses an Ecuadorian habano 2000 wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés negrito binder. Underneath is Camacho’s signature Honduran corojo—from the ligero priming—another corojo ligero from Estelí, Nicaragua, Dominican San Vicente ligero, San Vicente viso and Dominican piloto Cubano.

Camacho Powerband Cigar

It’s offered in three sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 50) and Gordo (6 x 60) with suggested pricing set at $11-13 per cigar. In addition, the company will offer a three-pack sampler for $39.99

“As our master builders in the Dominican Republic did with the first release in the series, American Barrel-Aged, they’ve drawn inspiration for this new concept from a category and way of life that amplifies and reflects Camacho’s Live Loud world,” said Dylan Austin, vp of marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA, in a press release.

“Each Powerband cigar is built to capture the rush of adrenaline, force of acceleration and blast of endorphins felt barreling down the open road full tilt on an iconic V-twin motorcycle. To bring this experience to life, we’ve completely redefined the bunching of a premium cigar, utilizing proprietary processes that can be performed only by a handful of skilled rollers in the factory. Once again, they’ve pushed the limits of what a cigar could be.”

Camacho will release the cigar at the Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 flagship in Tampa on June 10 with the cigars shipping nationwide the following Monday.

In addition, the company will host a variety of events around the country to promote the cigar:

  • Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 (June 10, Tampa, Fla.)
  • Corona Cigar Co (Sand Lake) (June 11, Orlando, Fla.)
  • Castro’s Back Room (June 16, Nashua, N.H.)
  • Federal Cigar (June 17, Portsmouth, N.H.)
  • Rocky’s News Stand (June 22, Syracuse, N.Y.)
  • Habana Premium (June 23, Albany, N.Y.)
  • Cup O’Joes (June 24, Queensbury, N.Y.)
  • Karma Cigar Bar (July 1, Merrillville, Ohio)
  • The Cigar Affair (July 7, Maumee, Ohio)
  • Jenuwine Cigar Lounge (July 8, Sterling Heights, Mich.)
  • Smoky’s Fine Cigars (July 9, Allen Park, Mich.)
  • Mike’s Cigars (July 15, Stow, Ohio)
  • Jungle Jim’s (Aug. 4, Fairfield, Ohio)
  • Jungle Jim’s (Aug. 5, Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Party Source (Aug. 9, Bellevue, Ken.)
  • Humidor of Westmont (Aug. 17, Lisle, Ill.)
  • Neumann’s Cigars & More (Aug. 18, Long Grove, Ill.)
  • Cigar Werks (Aug. 19, St. Charles, Ill.)
  • Fidel’s Cigar Shop (Aug. 25, Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Just For Him (Aug. 26, Springfield, Mo.)
  • Humidor and Lounge (Sept. 1, Wichita, Kan.)
  • ZT Cigars (Sept. 2, Oklahoma City, Okla.)
  • Club Aficionado (Sept. 8, Lake Forest, Calif.)
  • Maxamar Ultimate Cigars (Sept. 9, Orange, Calif.)
  • Churchill Cigar Lounge (Sept. 16, San Diego, Calif.)
  • Big Sticks Fine Cigars (Sept. 22, Mesa, Ariz.)
  • Cigar King (Sept. 23, Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • Ambassador Fine Cigars (West) (Sept. 24, Gilbert, Ariz.)
  • Finck Cigar Co. (Oct. 6, San Antonio, Texas)
  • Tobacco World (Oct. 7, Corpus Christi, Texas)
  • Il Regalo Preferito (Oct. 12, McAllen, Texas)
  • West End Cigars (Oct. 19, Little Rock, Ark.)
  • The Cigar Shop Biloxi (Oct. 22, Biloxi, Miss.)
  • Tinder Box Collierville (Oct. 25, Collierville, Tenn.)
  • The Cigar Room (Oct. 28, Madison, Ala.)
  • Smoky’s Tobacco (Nov. 3, Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • Burners Cigar Co (Nov. 9, Cornelius, N.C.)
  • Anstead’s Tobacco Co (Nov. 10, Fayetteville, N.C.)
  • Empire Cigars (Nov. 16, Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Cigar Realm (Nov. 17, Richmond, Va.)
  • Davidus Cigars (Dec. 1, Fredrick, Md.)
  • Tinder Box Waldorf (Dec. 2, Waldorf, Md.)
  • Old Virginia Tobacco Co. (Dec. 7, Woodbridge, Va.)
  • Tinder Box Myrtle Beach (Dec. 10, Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
  • The Smoking Lamp (Dec. 13, Charleston, S.C.)
  • 5 Points Cigar Shop & Lounge (West) (Dec. 15, Athens, Ga.)
  • Cutters Cigar Emporium (Dec. 16, Alpharetta, Ga.)
  • Prime Cigar & Wine Bar  (Dec. 18, Boca Raton, Fla.)
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