Camacho’s Mike Ditka brand of cigars will be launching on December 14 at Ditka’s restaurant in Chicago, with retailers in the Chicago area getting the cigars next week and nationwide distribution  beginning at the end of the year. The project was announced just prior to the 2012 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, with Ditka appearing in the Camacho section of Davidoff’s booth and speaking at Davidoff’s Golden Band Awards dinner.

The Mike Ditka cigar series is comprised of three different front marks and blends: The Player, The Coach, and The Hall of Famer.

The Player is a medium-bodied cigar that uses a Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Honduran binder and filler from Honduras and the Dominican Republic. The Coach is also medium-bodied with a Honduran Criollo wrapper, Brazilian binder and filler from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The Hall of Famer is a full-bodied cigar that uses a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, Honduran binder and filler from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

Each cigar is being made in four sizes:

  • Robusto (5 x 50)
  • Toro (6 x 50)
  • Torpedo (6 1/4 x 42/54)
  • 6 x 60

Each cigar comes in ten-count boxes, with MSRPs ranging from $8 – 9.50 for The Player, $8.50 – 10.00 for The Coach and $9 – 10.50 for The Hall of Famer,

Tickets for the launch event are $195 and include dinner and your choice of one box of Mike Ditka cigars, which will be signed by Ditka at the event. Neumann’s Cigars & More is hosting the cigar portion of the dinner.



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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.