Ditka Signature Series by Camacho

Wrapper: Honduran Criollo
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Dominican Republic
Toro: 6 x 50
Price: $8.50

The Ditka Signature is the sixth blend in Camacho’s Mike Ditka line of cigars. The Ditka Signature marks the first of what is planned to be a regular production line under the Ditka brand (the other five were limited production). It pays homage to Mike Ditka’s time with the Dallas Cowboys.

The blend was very intriguing to me on this one. It has a combination of tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. To me, the key to this cigar is the binder as you definitely pick up the sweetness from it. This cigar has notes of natural tobacco, prune, raisins, pepper, and cream. The sweetness evolves from a prune flavor to a raisin quality. I was surprised how much sweetness was on this cigar in the latter part of the first half. The pepper builds up in the second half and becomes the dominant flavor.

Strength-wise this is more dialed back by Camacho’s bold standards. This is a medium strength cigar. The body starts out medium and progresses to medium to full. The burn and draw were excellent.

I’m curious to see where this cigar goes with some age. My gut tells me it might lose some of its sweetness, some I’m not sure where it will leave this blend. For now, it’s worthy of a Fiver.