Today, Camacho Cigars has announced a new blend as part of its new Master Built Series – Camacho American Barrel-Aged. Incorporating American, charred oak bourbon barrels, Camacho has aged its original Corojo tobacco for 6 years before applying a finishing touch of extra-aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
Combing Camacho’s known “Bold Standard” and with America’s own bold spirit, Kentucky bourbon, Camacho aims to create a whole new marriage of flavors. Appropriately, the cigars are crafted of nearly 100% American-grown tobacco, save for the 6 year, barrel-aged Corojo. Rounding out this unique blend are American tobaccos, including a 5 year aged broadleaf wrapper, Pennsylvania maduro filler, as well as an American binder and additional filler tobaccos.
Unique to this project, Camacho has created this cigar outside of their factory, located in Honduras. The cigars have apparently been in the works for some time, as the unique barrel-aging process requires an additional 5 months to complete. It is speculated there will be 3 sizes released at launch, Camacho has provided images of what appears to be a robusto, toro, and gordo-sized vitolas. Cigars will begin shipping on Monday, June 15 with a retail price of $10 – $12 per cigar.
Camacho will also begin a nation-wide tour showcasing the new cigar, beginning on June 8th in Orlando, Florida. The tour will feature 3-day-long events spanning a total of 25 hand-picked retail locations.