Cigar Name: Camacho Pre-Embargo (6 x 48)
Cigar Description: Honduran Jamastran Corojo wrapper (1999) around pre-embargo Cuban tobacco mixed with Honduran long filler.
Cigar Strength: Full
Review of the Cigar itself: Ok. So, sometimes I cannot pass up a deal. Cigars International had a one-day sale of these in a 3 pack for $30. That worked out to half off. I figured it they were as good as I heard then I could save them for those truly special occasions. The cigar had a faint sweet smell to it and seemed to be covered a bit with little gold flecks, likely coming from the bands at the head and foot of the cigar. I could also see tell-tale signs of plume on the cigar. Ah, aged definitely. The wrapper had a few veins on it but it was interesting in that the person that made the cigar had the veins almost twisting around the cigar in a nice pattern. It didn’t seem to detract from the cigar but add to it. I carefully snipped the “twisted tail” off the head and lit the bundled foot, a somewhat difficult task compared to lighting a straight-cut foot.
… Ok. I started this entry yesterday morning and ended up enjoying the cigar I was reviewing that I smoked it fairly quickly. I then smoked another, again hoping to review it but again enjoyed it too much. So, I decided to do a quick video blog and comment about the cigar before talking about the FDA. What I will say about this cigar is that it’s definitely too enjoyable. While I’d only give it an 8.5 or so (it’s far more milder than I expected), it certanly is an enjoyable cigar (highlighted by the fact that I went through 3 while working from home this week and didn’t notice that I went through them so quickly). It’s very light on the peppery and leather tastes but they are there. I’d almost say that this is a good morning cigar as it eases you into the day rather than “BAM! Wake up, fool!” you into the day.
Enjoyed with: water and coffee
Smoke time: approximately 70 minutes
Final Review Rating: 8.5/10