|Camacho Liberty Series 2012|
As I just said the cigar is a Honduran puro, and is composed of tobacco entirely from 2008. All the tobacco is authentic Cuban-seed Corojo, and is from the same farm as well. The tobacco for this project was grown with this cigar in mind, so it is great to see a company planning for a cigar like this four years prior. The cigar is released in a single vitola, what they call the 11/18, and it is 6" in length with a ring gauge beginning at 48, increasing to 54, and then finishing back at that 48 ring gauge. It is a beautiful cigar in hand, and it is slightly firm. It has a lovely light Colorado coloring to it, and it has this weather redwood and dry clay soil coloring. There are some veins present in the cigar, but it is mostly vein free and very smooth. It has a nice silky texture to it, and the aroma at the foot is of spices, wood, coffe, leather and even some curry notes.
|Opening the Coffin|
When I get into the second third of the cigar it begins to open up very quickly, and it was like some blew up dam of flavors. I begin to get a lot more spice notes in this third, and with that the coffee bean flavors are more that of cappuccino. There are those floral and citrus notes present with the cigar also, there is this cinnamon, toasty and nutty flavor profile present as well. If this was the cigar at last years Humo Jaguar, it would have definitely won, and things are going great. The strength level of the cigar has increased some so that it is right at that medium body level, and the burn line has gotten a lot better also. There is a nice even burn line with the cigar, and with that is the dark charcoal gray coloring to the ash.
|Honduran Corojo from 2008|
I am in the final third of the cigar now, and the flavors are still growing as well. There are those lovely nutty, toast, citrus notes, and with that are some coffee bean, cinnamon and spice notes. I am not getting as many floral notes in this third, it is much more woody, and there is a nice hay like finish to the cigar. I am getting a slightly tighter draw in this third as the ring gauge is decreasing from that 54 in the middle, and the burn line is becoming a little wavy as well. It is still a solid burn line though, and with that there is that dark charcoal gray ash coloring. The strength level of the cigar is right at that medium level, and it is one of the lighter Camacho smokes that I have had in some time. The cigar smokes fairly cool to the end, and as to be expected very flavorful.
This was a terrific cigar, and a great release by Camacho. It really possessed a flavor profile that was not like any Camacho flavor profile I have had, and I loved it. There was a point in the cigar where it was reminding me in someways to the Room 101 Namakubi line, but at the same time was a little more spicier and also unique in its own way. It was not an overly powerful cigar, I would say medium body throughout, and with that you really got a lot of great flavors from it. This is a cigar that I would definitely buy some coffins of and hold on to, and a couple to smoke. If you are a fan of Camacho Cigars then you will be love this stick, and at the same time say this is like no other Camacho. I think this cigar will be incredibly popular when people begin to try the cigar out, and once the masses hear about how great this stick is, they will all be gone. Buy these sticks up! I give this cigar a 92 and will treasure every minute smoking this baby.