This week I decided to check out a cigar I think every bourbon fan will find interesting, the Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro. As the name implies, a portion of the tobacco in the blend (the corojo) spent some time in bourbon barrels- 5 months to be exact. And that’s after it spent 6 previous years aging. As a whiskey enthusiast, I felt obliged to light a few up and see if a good idea translates into a great cigar. Click the play button below to see how that turned out. (Don’t worry, it’s only 6:40, you’ll barely miss those minutes.)
Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: American Broadleaf
Binder: American Broadleaf
Filler: American Broadleaf, Pennsylvania Maduro, Barrel-Aged Corojo
Beverage: Coffee, Eagle Rare bourbon
Source: Purchased by reviewer
Price: MSRP $11
For more information on the Camacho American Barrel Aged direct from the source, check out the IPCPR 2015 Camacho interview with Dylan Austin.
ADHD Too-Long-Didn’t-Watch-OMG-Cat-Pictures Bullet Points
- There’s a considerable amount of relevant information on the bands. I like that.
- The cigar in video had minor wrapper damage. It did not affect the smoking experience. Previous cigars had no such damage.
- The profile was a pretty heavy combination of earth, oak, pepper, leather with some spices and some sweet notes. There are minor flavor developments, but the cigar is very similar from beginning to end.
- This is the 40th Camacho Cigar review featured on Stogie Review.
- Anyone for rye barrel tobacco?
- This isn’t a strong cigar, but it is a full-bodied one. Don’t be deterred by concerns over power.
- As expected, bourbon makes a big difference. Recommended.
- This Bayou Edition of the Week In Smoke posts was referenced.
- It’s good, and will likely appeal to bourbon drinkers and Camacho fans.