Camacho American Barrel-Aged Toro

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I must admit that I have smoked this cigar before and I enjoyed it the first time! This one has been in my humidor since 6-27-2015. I decided it was time that this one met a cutter and lighter. I was kicked back watching the football games yesterday with a Warsteiner beer. Let’s get into the cigar!

Blend Profile
The Honduran Corojo wrapper is aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
Wrapper: American Broadleaf
Binder: American Broadleaf
Filler: American Broadleaf, Pennsylvania Maduro, Honduran Corojo
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Vitola: Toro, 6×50

Appearance & Smell
The wrapper has a few visible veins. Overall it felt well rolled and the seams were small. The pre-light smell had a touch of dark soil and definitely sweetness from the bourbon barrel-aging. It did not give an overt bourbon smell.

Smoke Preparation
I used a Xikar Xi1 to get a flat cut on the cap. Pre-light cold draw tasted a bit sweet and a tiny bit of black pepper taste. I lit the cigar with my Xikar Enigma double torch.

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Burn & Draw
This cigar was definitely well constructed! It was a perfect draw, not too tight and not too loose. The ash held very well without flaking and dropping. I was able to ash about every inch. The burn was very even and didn’t go crooked, I never had to straight it up or touch it up.

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Strength & Body
I found this cigar to be a medium to full (medium plus, as I call it). Not too full but definitely built in strength as I smoked it. I would say it started as a medium and when I hit the last third is had progressed more towards the fuller range. The flavor range was fantastic in the body. Some really nice sweetness and pepper throughout.

Final Thoughts
I have immensely enjoyed the rebranding of the Camacho line and the blends they have established. They definitely did a fantastic job with the American Barrel-Aged! The two years of age have seemed to make it a little bit smoother than I remember it being the first time. This was a very delicious smoke and I think that this blend is surely worth purchasing a box!

Source: Purchased locally
Brand Information: Camacho Cigars

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