Camacho Corojo Cigars were introduced in 2000. It features a complete blend of pure corojo tobaccos grown in the Jamastran Valley of Honduras. It is a full bodies cigar, well constructed with an excellent taste and aroma.
Corojo seed makes superb tobacco, but it’s a fickle leaf. Because it is vulnerable to disease and yields fewer leaves per acre than newer hybrids, growing Corojo is far from easy. But in 2007 the crop in the Jamastran Valley of Honduras was superb, and today that Corojo leaf wrapper is being used to roll Camacho Corojo cigars.
There’s a lot to like about this cigar—it’s a big, hefty smoke, medium to full bodied, and loaded with rich, leathery flavors and notes of earth and dark fruit.
While the term Corojo is used quite liberally throughout the industry, it specifically refers to a seed variety created by the Rodriguez family on a tobacco plantation in Pinar del Río, Cuba, known as El Corojo. The wrapper leaves grown from the seed developed by the Rodriguez clan had flavor and color unlike anything else. Cuba no longer grows Corojo-seed tobacco, but Julio Eiroa, patriarch of the Eiroa family, former owners of Camacho, still grows tobacco from Corojo seed on his farm in the fertile Jamastran Valley of Honduras.
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Quantity: 20 Cigars
Manufacturer: Honduras/Camacho Cigars
Strength: Full Bodied
Wrapper: Jamaica / Honduras
Handmade in: Honduras