Camacho Diploma 2013

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habana 2000
Binder: Authentic Corojo Ligero
Filler: Corojo, Criollo Ligero, Dominican Navarette Ligero
Gordo: 6 x 60
Price: $12.50 (Cigar King)

Cigar Coop was the first media source to publish full blend and vitola information on the 2013 Camacho relaunch.

Of all of the re-blends that were done for the 2013 relaunch, it is perhaps the Camacho Diploma that underwent the greatest change. This cigar went from an all-Honduran puro to a multi-national blend including tobaccos from Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and other undisclosed locations.

The cigar keeps true to the brand’s new “Bold Standard”. This is a full strength cigar. It features notes of coffee, leather, earth, citrus, and pepper. The flavors are medium to full-bodied, so the strength will have an edge here. The draw was excellent. While the burn was also very good, I found this cigar burned pretty quick – I smoked each of these within an 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Much of this line has been geared around the bigger ring gauge cigars. They do make a 48 ring gauge Churchill and a 50 ring gauge robusto. While this blend works well in the 60 ring gauge, my gut tells me the smaller ring gauge might do even better.