Camacho Cigars was founded in Miami in 1961 by Simon Camacho. The company has changed hands a couple of times, becoming part of the Oettinger Davidoff Group in 2008. Ever since 1998, Camacho has been a key player in the cigar industry worldwide and has released a number of critically acclaimed premium cigars. Camacho is best known for creating very strong cigars. This is also the case with the Camacho Corojo Churchill.
The Camacho Corojo Churchill is a Honduran puro which uses high quality Corojo tobacco. As a Churchill-size cigar, this is a hefty one to smoke and costs about $7.00 a stick. The wrapper looks nice but has a lot of noticeable veins, though not soft or hard spots to cause concern. The pre-light aroma is earthy and musty with hints of something sweet. On lighting the cigar I get a very smooth, even burn and an equally smooth draw. Flavors are mostly earthy, and this is a very strong cigar—which is consistent with Camacho’s reputation for crafting high quality strong cigars. This one packed quite a punch, with only a little sweetness and not a lot of complexity or evolution of flavors as the smoke progressed. Oftentimes this would be a drawback in a cigar, but this is a smooth, strong smoke which wasn’t designed to be elaborate, and something simplicity is a virtue in a cigar, and this is one of those times.
This is not a cigar for smokers of mild cigars and definitely steer clear if you’re a brand new smoker since this one will be a little much to handle. If you’ve been smoking for a while, though, and you know you enjoy really strong smokes, this is one you won’t want to miss out on. At $7.00 a stick it’s a very nice deal, and you could easily smoke these regularly. Just don’t expect a lot of complexity or subtlety here—the Camacho Corojo Churchill has neither. What it does have is high quality and a lot of character; as a result, smoking this cigar is an unforgettable experience.