Camacho Corojo Churchill

by Elliot Boudin on January 3, 2012

Camacho Corojo Churchill

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.

About Elliot Boudin

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Elliot writes extensively about how to find the best cigars and wholesale pipe tobacco online from Vienna, VA. He carries forward the fourth generation of cigar enthusiastists in the Boudin family.

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