In this weeks installment of Look what I bought on Cigar Monster I’d like to take you on a trip down memory lane. Back when Christian Eiroa unleashed on the world a cigar made entirely or Maduro. A cigar that would put hair on your chest and make the ladies swoon – The Camacho Triple Maduro.
Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but the cigar was being marketed as a powerhouse for serious cigar smokers. I remember walking into the humidor at Kensington Tobacconist (it makes me sad to think how long that shop has been closed) and seeing the newly arrived box on the shelf.
The price tag gave me serious sticker shock. If my memory is correct it was something like $12 which put it head to head with the coveted Ashton VSG (which was rested on a shelf just a few feet away).
I didn’t want to spend that much but all the cool kids were raving about the Camacho Triple Maduro on the Club Stogie Cigar Forums (another distant memory of my past) and I didn’t want to be left out.
The Camacho Triple Maduro was a very good cigar and kind of a game changer. Outside of the CAO MX3 (which was part of the Escaparate lineup and only sold at W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist in DC) I don’t recall any other cigars like it on the market.
When the opportunity presented itself to pick up a Camacho Sampler that included a pair or Triple Maduros, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to revisit this cigar.
I smoked the first one a couple of nights ago and it was magical. Full bodied with rich ooey-gooey maduro flavors. I couldn’t wait to write this little blurb and preach about how incredible it was.
Now, as I smoke the second one, I find it alright. It isn’t a bad cigar by any stretch of the imagination, it simply isn’t knocking my socks off like the first one.
I don’t know if I was struck by a wave of nostalgia over my first Triple Maduro in years or if it was truly a different cigar experience than this one. Either way it is definitely worthy of another purchase at some point down the line.
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