INTRODUCING A BROTHER FROM ANOTHER BARREL – The new Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged
PINELLAS PARK, FL (TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017) –– Camacho, the world’s leading brand of bold cigars, is proud to introduce its third Master-Built release, Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged. A fearlessly precise, powerfully complex and undeniably intense new cigar experience from Camacho.
Having pioneered and perfected the art of aging Original Corojo tobacco in Kentucky Bourbon barrels for American Barrel-Aged, Camacho’s master builders have continued their relentless quest, venturing further south to harness the wild flavors of Nicaragua. Starting with the sweet, spicy, and oaky flavors that define tobacco from this region, Estelí-grown Corojo is aged in some of the world’s oldest Nicaraguan rum barrels. Once filled with bourbon, these well-seasoned rum barrels were hand selected for optimal humidity and add layers of complexity for an entirely unique experience. Toasted flavors combined with leather and oak are rounded out by sweet flavors and caramel notes from the aged rum. Lastly, the proprietary Powerband™ bunching process amplifies this complex combination, resulting in a peak performance flavor explosion that once again pushes the limits.
“Bold and intense take on a new meaning with the master built Camacho Nicaragua Barrel-Aged. While many cigar makers today try to imitate what Camacho did yesterday, our master builders continue to forge ahead and lead the pack through full frontal innovation. Live Loud in spirit, Live Loud in taste – the new Nicaragua Barrel-Aged hits on all cyclinders for aficionados seeking high powered Nicaraguan blends,” said Charles Awad, Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG.
“For this new project, we pulled no punches and left no room for compromise when it came to the taste experience. We began working with intense Nicaraguan-grown Corojo fillers, painstakingly aging them in extra-old Nicaraguan rum barrels for 5-months. To hit the mark, our master builders worked with the team at Flor de Caña in Nicaragua to hand select these barrels for optimal humidity, some of which had been filled with rum for 25 years. The result is a powerful new blend that invites aficionados around the globe to stare down the barrel of Nicaragua’s true spirit,” said Dylan Austin, Vice President of Marketing at Davidoff of Geneva USA.
- Wrapper: Ecuador
- Binder: Mexico
- Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic
A UNIQUE NEW BARREL-AGED EXPERIENCE:
The spiciness of the Honduran Corojo Ligero and the Piloto Cubano in combination with the deep, oaky and sweet flavors of the Nicaraguan Corojo Barrel Aged deliver a completely new taste experience. Complex, heady and multi layered with notes of wood, leather and nuts never leaving a dull moment for your palate. In addition, the creaminess from the Habano Ecuador wrapper is triggering the intensity of the filler tobaccos. The proprietary PowerbandTM bunching delivers an excellent burn and perfect draw, a unique cigar that performs as well as it tastes.
Fans of both Rum and Bourbon will find two very different experiences between the two barrel-aged blends. American Barrel-Aged draws more impact from the charred interior of the bourbon barrel and earthy notes from the Broadleaf tobaccos. While Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged draws more oaky notes, sweetness from the spent rum and spicy notes from the Nicaraguan Corojo. Two impactful blends, two unique barrel-aged taste experiences to embark on.
LAUNCH AND AVAILABILITY:
The new Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged will be launching in the US on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Launch in Europe and across other global markets will take place in 2018. The cigars are produced at the new Camacho facility located on the outskirts of Danli, Honduras.
ABOUT CAMACHO CIGARS:
Camacho is the world’s leading brand of bold cigars, representing the concept of unleashing unmistakable and intense experiences. Infamous since 1962, the brand has become a sanctuary for the powerful, elemental being who seeks to fill their lives with unapologetic good times. A combination of rich heritage, product excellence and a never surrender attitude has enabled Camacho to grow into a brand globally recognized as the standard of full-frontal flavor and full-frontal lifestyle.