I didn’t expect the Camacho Connecticut to be love at first light. I typically stray away from from lighter cigars (read those with Connecticut wrappers) so I wasn’t expecting much from this line of Camacho cigars. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Camacho has been on a tear, with the American Barrel-Aged taking a tour across the states, some of the other bands may have gotten lost in all the fury. Make no mistake, the CC is as deserving of the Scorpion on its band as its blue, red and yellow banded brothers.
Camacho Connecticut Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
- Binder: Corojo (Camacho’s original Cuban seed)
- Filler: Generoso, Aleman Ligero
- Factory: Agroindustrias Laepe S.A. (Honduras)
- Production: Regular Production
- Vitola: 5″ × 50 Robusto
- Price: $6.75
The Connecticut was one of the few blends left untouched during the company’s rebranding two years ago, and for good reason. There is little room for improvement, if any at all. Like many others, I was drawn to Camacho after the re-branding and am a sucker for their on-point marketing. However, I never gave the Connecticut a second glance when shopping brick & mortars or clicking through the dozen or so daily cigar-related emails.
The Camacho website introduces the Connecticut by stating, “This is one Camacho smoke that doesn’t kick in the door. It knocks. And enters with a mild, smooth taste.”
I’ll give Camacho this, if the Connecticut does come knocking, you should open the door. And while it might not be love, I can see this budding into a beautiful friendship.
The cigar had a crisp, clean cut – no problems with the wrapper. The Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper was supple, with an even, chestnut coloring. The foot evenly toasted and it had an easy draw upon the light.
Immediately you are given full, rich smoke from a perfectly constructed cigar. And while the pair I smoked deserved a little more rest from their trip to my door, these cigars did not need a babysitter! The cigars stayed lit and kept their ash, with fewer than five knocks against the ashtray during the entire cigar. However, some touch-ups were needed.
The Connecticut begins with notes of spice that grows the further you go along. It’s the same bold flavor I have come to expect from Camacho, sans the heaviness you get from stronger blends. The blend of Dominican and Honduran tobaccos brought out the spice but with hints of sweetness not found in other Camachos.
Further in, notes of leather accompanied the growing spiciness, but were not overpowering and were just detectable on the back of the palette. The construction held throughout, and with a loose draw, mouthfuls of smoke poured from the cigar.
Would I Smoke this Cigar Again?
I would definitely smoke this cigar again. The flavor and quality for the price is too difficult to beat. This was a great little cigar and a request has been made to add it to my local cigar lounge’s humidor. Being a maduro fan, I will continue to lean towards the full-flavored/bodied spectrum, though I could easily add a few of these to the humidor and slip them into the monthly, if not weekly, line-up.
- Great construction
- Immediate flavor
- Lots of smoke with a looser construction
- Quick burning stick
- Some uneven burning (admittedly, may have needed more rest)