Cigar: Camacho SLR Strength: Full Body
Wrapper: Habano Origin: Honduras
Binder: Honduras Filler: Authentic Corojo
Cigar aficionados know that Camacho Cigars play a significant role in the realm of cigar history. This remains true with the release of the Camacho SLR, Special Limited Release. The Special Limited Release indicates that the cigar uses aged tobacco, some as long as five years. It also means that is produced in limited quantities. These cigars are produced in the Tabacos Ranchos Jamastran’s Danli, Honduras factory. The Camacho SLR is a rich, toasty, combination flavored cigar that comes in six different sizes. It comes in Torpedo- 6 inch x54 ring gauge, Gigante- 6 ¼ x54, Toro- 6×50, Rothschild- 5 x50 and Corona- 5 ½ x 44. It is a reasonably priced cigar, wrapped in a hand rolled, Honduran grown Cuban seed wrapper.
The Camacho brand began in 1961, by Simon Camacho. Mr. Camacho was forced into exile from Cuba and fled to Florida. He opened up his first factory in Miami, Florida. He was among the first to produce cigars made from Central American provenance. In 1995, after the death of Mr. Camacho, The Camacho brand was then purchased by Caribe Imported Cigars. This is a company owned by the Eiroa Family. This brand grew to have an excellent reputation with many famous cigar aficionados well beyond its US borders.
The Camacho SLR is filled with Authentic Corojo filler that the Camacho brand is so well known for. It has a rich, brown colored wrapper. It is smooth to the touch, and is slightly oily. It has just a bit of give when you pinch it, and has no visual defects. The pre light draw has hints of leather, and wood, as do many of the cigars that carry the Camacho name. The draw is on the lighter side, with not much resistance. The burn is a bit wavy at the start, but is quick to correct itself. The ash holds together well. It is blue gray in color and produces a very nice amount of smoke.
The flavor of the Camacho SLR is a combination of wood, cocoa sweetness, coffee and a bit of spice. There is a hint of saltiness throughout, but this only compliments the sweetness, and in no way does it hinder the enjoyment of the smoke. The first third has notes of earth, cocoa and woods. The woodsy flavor remains the longest, yet we find that the cocoa is the strongest of the flavors noted. During the second third, the woodsy flavor comes out the strongest, but there are now hints of nuts, as well as coffee. The cocoa flavor begins to back off and gives way to a very nice buttery note. During the last third, the cocoa starts getting stronger once again, however, the woodsy flavor still remains. Overall, the flavors remain fairly consistent throughout the entire smoke. The average burn time is around fifty minutes, and lasting up to one hour.
With the boldness of the Camacho SLR, it might be best paired with a good whiskey or a single malt scotch. No matter when or where you choose to indulge in this treat, you will be happy you have one of these sticks waiting for you in your humidor.