Category Archives: Camacho

Triple Maduro by Camacho

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Price – $9
Beverage – Dr. Pepper
Size – Robusto (5 X 50)
Strength – Demi/Sly (2.5/4)
Rating – Sabotage (6/10)

After enjoying the Ecuador, Drew and I agreed that we needed a review on the Triple Maduro. With that in mind, I grabbed one at Hollywood Smokes last night and here are my thoughts:

1) Good construction, solid burn although be careful of overheating it as I did, had to take a break for it to even up. Excellent draw and lots of smoke.

2) The Triple Maduro is a fuller body smoke and I found it to be a stronger Demi for me, but it’s probably a Sly for a good portion of smokers. The Camacho delivered a strong smoke, but not overpowering, a nice middle ground for my personal tolerance level. Note for the rooks, I definitely encourage having some grub before sparking this up.

3) In my mind there are various kinds of maduros, I find the Sindicato, Jericho Hill, and God of Fire to have more of a cocoa taste. There are also the maduros that are more earthy and spicy like the Leccia Luchador or La Flor Dominicana Oro 6 and it is in this second category that I feel the Camacho fits best at least for my palate.

Now to the two questions:

Would I smoke it again? Yes, I would like to give it another whirl to confirm my initial thoughts.

Would I give it humidor space? The Camacho is in the same price range as the aforementioned Luchador and about $4 cheaper than the LFD. I’d say the Oro is the fullest of the three, followed by the Luchador then Camacho. At this point it depends on budget and personal preference, but one of the three would get space for a full body option in my humidor.

All in all, the Camacho Triple Maduro is a solid smoke at a good price. If you like your maduros more on the earthy/spicier side this a good option.

Ecuador by Camacho

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Price – $9

Beverage – Strawberry smoothie w/chocolate syrup

Vitola – Toro (6 X 50)

Strength – Demi (2/4)

Rating – Sabotage (6/10)

Every time someone mentions a Camacho cigar, I think of the late boxer, Hector “Macho” Camacho, so how Macho was this Camacho? I am going to start off by saying that I have never smoked a Camacho prior to the Ecuador and when I saw it was #7 on the Dojo Top Ten of 2014, I knew it was time to change that. Here are my thoughts:

1) Nicely wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano leaf, with an even burn and easy draw

2) Very unique taste, somewhat peppery and some other flavors I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I didn’t really taste any flavor transitions in this stick, but because I liked the taste, that does not hurt the rating.

3) Strength wise, calling it a Demi and do not think it goes anywhere near Sly. This is a solid medium body smoke.

4) Smoke time was about an hour for me, but I kind of nursed it

Now to the two questions:

Would I smoke it again? Yes

Would I give it humidor space? Yes, you can never have too many solid options under $10 in your humidor. With that being said, I’m calling this a go-to cigar, so I would not be aging these.

All in all, with the sub $10 price point and smooth smoke, I’m calling the Camacho a buy. This is not a weak cigar, but isn’t overly powerful either, and perfect for nights when you just want a smooth, solid stick without being knocked on your butt. I wouldn’t go as far to say as they are box worthy, but again, nice to have a couple around as a go-to.