Brand: Camacho Country: Honduras
Size: 4 1/2 x 50 Wrapper: Maduro
Price: $11.60 (Buy)
The Label Factor:
Camacho is one of the most consistently attractive label makers out there, with the Triple Maduro being one of my favorites. I was disappointed to learn they are undergoing a rebranding effort, with new labels across the board. Perhaps we need an Occupy Camacho movement because, in my opinion, the old bands are cooler!
What We Liked:
The Camacho Triple Maduro is somewhat of a confusing name. The cigar actually contains five types of maduro tobacco so you may expect it to be referred to as the quintuple maduro. I guess that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Instead, the name refers to the fact that the wrapper, binder and filler are all maduro tobaccos.
My immediate reaction to the name was that it was simply a gimmick to sell cigars. However, it didn’t take long after lighting to convince me otherwise. There weren’t a ton of flavors that jumped out at me during the hour long smoke, but the ones that did were of a bitter chocolate and coffee.
Summing the stick up as chocolate and coffee isn’t very fair. In my mind, when I think back on the Camacho Triple Maduro, I will think about the incredibly smooth, rich tobacco flavor throughout. In fact, I found the flavor to be very reminiscent of the Headley Grange, another fantastic cigar featuring a pure tobacco flavor. Think of the Triple Maduro as a maduro version of that, with a slightly sweeter profile.
Oh, and all those various maduro tobaccos mentioned above? They must be rolled well as I had absolutely no issues with construction, including a fantastic draw and burn.
What We Didn’t Like:
I’ve been on a losing streak when it comes to flavor complexity recently. The Camacho Triple Maduro doesn’t break the mold here. I’d be shocked if the flavors here upset you, but not if you find yourself wanting a wider variety of them.
I was also expecting a very full strength cigar but didn’t find that to be the case. While the flavors are full bodied, I didn’t have any issues with tobacco strength. This could be due to my smoking the smallest available vitola. If you’re looking for strength, you may want to go bigger…or go home.
Should You Try/Buy It:
Yes, but with conditions. I think the MSRP is high (but will be lower after rebranding), and I don’t see myself paying full retail for this stick in the future. These often pop up on Cigar Monster for far less than the $11.60 asking price. My advice? Wait for the right opportunity to strike and you will find yourself with some delicious cigars on your hands.
Interested in trying the Camacho Triple Maduro? You can purchase it here.