Earlier this year, in May, Davidoff and Camacho announced the Camacho Factory Unleashed. This new, affordable blend is a celebration of the Camacho factory.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.
The blend is heavy on corjo starting with an Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper, Honduran binder, and Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. It features a shaggy foot which exposes the binder and filler and gives the smoker an experience without the wrapper for the first half inch. Camacho Factory Unleashed comes in one size, a 6 x 50 toro. It is packaged in 100-count rustic wooden crates, and only 1,000 of these crates were created. It also comes in paper wrapped bundles of 10 cigars of which 2,500 were made for eCommerce platforms. Each cigar sells for $7.80 MSRP.
Vitola: Toro Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 50 Country of Origin: Honduras Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Binder: Honduras Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua Factory: Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A. Blender: Undisclosed Number of reviewers: 4 – Sean F. (fullermaine) Kevin A. (Kevin A.) Matt Cade(CadeTNCC) Allison T. (The Yoga Ash) Price: $7.80 Age: 4 Months Release Date: May 2021 Contributed by: Davidoff
“This is a heavy f’n cigar! The cigar features a medium brown wrapper, it’s densely packed with tobacco and the exposed foot is a nice aesthetic touch.” –Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
“The aroma from the foot has a little bit of citrus, graham cracker and natural tobacco. The wrapper meanwhile has the graham cracker notes, but is joined with a little more earthiness, salted cashews and some stone fruit. Pre-light draw, which is just about spot on, has hints of graham cracker, cedar and citrus in it. The pre-light experience is getting me excited to smoke this cigar!” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
Flavor: 93 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
“The cigar starts off with the citrus and graham cracker that was present in the prelight draw. The retrohale has some of that sweetness, as well as some black pepper and citrus zing. As soon as the burn line hits the wrapper leaf, things change up as expected. Salted cashew jumps to the front of the profile, pushing the citrus almost out of the picture. The graham cracker is still there and there is an abundant amount of cocoa on the finish. The cigar literally almost turns desert like as the wrapper starts to burn. Draw is just about perfect, as is the burn, which has just a slight wobble to it. Strength is medium, body and complexity at the early point are medium full. The ash is very firmly packed and light grey in color. So far, this adventure is starting out on the right track.” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
“The cold draw presents a slight mint with just a touch of sweetness. Upon torching the exposed foot, there’s a soft earthiness accompanied by some mineral via the retrohale and the draw’s primary flavor is mild cedar. Once the burn line reaches the wrapper, which is fairly quickly after ignition, a very faint spice begins to present itself through the nose and that mineral component suddenly joins the cedar on the draw as well. So far in the early goings, everything I’m experiencing could be described as “gentle”. Construction at this point is very good with a smooth draw and satisfactory burn.” –Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
Flavor: 93 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
“Still stacking an ash with a laser line burn hazelnut/almond stand out with earth and a slight citrus note sitting in the background. This could be nicely complimented by a mint julep on a sunny day. The smoke is billowing now and there is mineral with a slight cedar in the background.” –Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
“Saltiness is lingering with a subtle note of peanuts.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)
Flavor: 92 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“The last third brings in an apple pie filling, which is my favorite pie of all with a slight sandiness. Add in freshly split wood and the smell of grated cardamom when making Chai like I used to do at the Hindu Temple in Taos, NM.” –Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
“Everything escalates in the final third as far as strength and body are concerned. The spice and mineral through the nose are now much more pronounced but, fortunately, the vanilla sweetness on the draw is still detectable and it’s even overshadowing the cedar note at this point. While the retro and the draw flavors are truly apples and oranges and don’t necessarily play all that nicely together now due to the contrasting notes, if you sample them separately (blow smoke out of your nose, take a break, and then strictly blow smoke out of your mouth) they can still be enjoyed individually. The cigar begins burning a little hot but I don’t abandon yet as I want to savor that awesome vanilla a note as long as possible…” –Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
“1180 Started with a great burn with the shag foot and as the wrapper came into play the the draw seem to tight as the wrapper had a very tight hold to the fuller and made the shag flair. By the end of the first third the draw was excellent.” –Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
“Burned very well. Went a little wonky at one point but corrected itself without a touchup.” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
“With the exception of a minor blemish from a secondary band, the construction of this cigar is spot on. Beautiful coffee colored wrapper.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)
Overall Strength: Medium Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full Experience Overall: 93
“A bit of sweetness mixed with salty and tea notes make this a great cigar. No faults or relights needed. A nice relaxing and enjoyable cigar. A cigar I’d want in my humidor.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)
“This was a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish. Surprising sweet at the start, almost to the level of it was intentional and not done naturally, though I know this is not a flavored or infused cigar. The finish was dark, earthy and a little spicy, which went well with the sweet beginning. The strength was well behaved all the way through as well, so this should not put anyone on edge with fears of “too strong of a cigar.” The burn and draw performed very well from the pre-light on, better than many cigars I have smoked recently. This cigar would go great with a nice pour of bourbon or even an extra anejo tequila! Looking forward to adding these to the humi! ” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
“It’s not often, for me at least, that a cigar that starts off so ho-hum ends up transitioning in to such an enjoyable smoke. While the first third was entirely forgettable, the inclusion of new flavors introduced in the second third and the increase in overall strength and body in the final act made for a very satisfying smoking experience. Be patient with this cigar and you’ll be rewarded.” –Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
“I will smoke this cigar again as it gave way to an excellent experience between notes, construction and burn.” –Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
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Camacho Factory Unleashed
"This was a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish. Surprising sweet at the start, almost to the level of it was intentional and not done naturally, though I know this is not a flavored or infused cigar. The finish was dark, earthy and a little spicy, which went well with the sweet beginning. The strength was well behaved all the way through as well, so this should not put anyone on edge with fears of "too strong of a cigar." The burn and draw performed very well from the pre-light on, better than many cigars I have smoked recently. This cigar would go great with a nice pour of bourbon or even an extra anejo tequila! Looking forward to adding these to the humi! " -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)