Camacho has released pictures of its next release, Blackout Limited Edition 2013. We broke the news on the cigar last month and now Camacho is ready to show it off, which will happen on Sunday as the 2013 IPCPR trade show and convention kicks off.
Here’s what we wrote in June following Camacho’s Dallas relaunch party:
However, the company will not come to the show empty-handed. A limited edition in the form of a cigar called Blackout will debut in Las Vegas, Nev. It uses a Honduran wrapper from 2006, a Nicaraguan binder aged four years and fillers from three different regions and years: Honduras, Nicaragua and Brazil and 2003, 2008 and 2009.
Camacho used a method known as “press-fermentation” by adding weight to the top of the pilones, where the tobacco sits to process, in order to create more heat. After the intensive process, the tobacco rested longer to recover before being aged. In addition, the company used leaves from the top two-thirds of the plants in order to get leaves with more oils.
The rolled cigars have been aging for two years and will be released in a total of five vitolas: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 50), Churchill (7 x 48), Figurado (6 1/8 x 54/42) and Gordo (6 x 60). The company plans to only make 5,000 boxes of 20 cigars, limiting the total production run to 100,000. The company describes it as a four out of five on its internal intensity ratings.
Pricing is expected to be between $11.00-$13.00 and the company will have a live scorpion, the new logo for the brand, on display. Earlier this year the company acquired a few scorpions, due to the predatory nature of the animal, only one remains.
Here’s the press info Camacho sent out today:
The New Camacho BLACKOUT Limited Edition 2013 utilizes tobaccos from 4-different years. Wrapper grown in 2006, Binder from 2009, Fillers from 2003, 2008, 2009. The rolled cigars where then aged together another 2-years, when the normal marrying process is normally just a few months.
Wrapper, which was picked from the top 2/3’s of the plant, was fermented differently than most tobaccos. A process known as “press-fermentation” was used by placing additional weight on the top of the “pilones” (piles where the tobacco ferments), which intensifies the internal temperatures. The tobacco is worked hard, but carefully, then allowed a longer than usual resting period once packed in bales for aging.
Leaves from the top 2/3’s of the plant get additional sun ripening, which boosts the level of sweetness with additional sugars being creating during the process of photosynthesis. The heavy oil noticed on this wrapper leaf is as a result of the plants natural defenses, protect itself by creating more oils to fend off the sun’s glare.
Here are the sizes and pricing:
- Camacho LE13 ￼￼￼￼￼￼Blackout Robusto (5 x 50) — $11.00 (Boxes of 20, $220.00)
- Camacho LE13 Blackout Toro (6 x 50) — $11.50 (Boxes of 20, $230.00)
- Camacho LE13 Blackout Churchill (7 x 48) — $12.00 (Boxes of 20, $240.00)
- Camacho LE13 Blackout Figurado (6 x 54 x 42) — $12.50 (Boxes of 20, $250.00)
- Camacho LE13 Blackout Gordo (6 x 60) — $13.00 (Boxes of 20, $260.00)
Camacho reiterated the cigars would be offered for sale at the show, although would not ship until September.