Like a few premium cigar makers, Camacho cigars loves to produce box-pressed editions of some of their cigars. In recent years, box-pressing has become more and more popular as aficionados have come to appreciate the longer, slower burn and more even flavor profile that keeps its balance throughout the smoke.
The Camacho Corojo BXP cigar is the box-pressed edition of a very highly rated smoke that once scored as high as Cigar Aficionado’s 5th best cigar of 2010, pulling in a 94 from the experts for its outstanding rich leather flavors and woody sweetness. This is a Corojo puro - Corojo is the wrapper leaf and there’s a Honduran Corojo blend for the filler as well. In a standard Parejo shape, the Camacho Corojo offers an excellent medium-to-full bodied smoke. The Camacho Corojo Box-Pressed cigar changes things up a bit, slowing down the pace of the burn and making sure that the flavor stays stable from beginning to end.
For those who don’t know, box-pressed cigars get their shape just like you’d expect. They’re literally pressed into the box that carries them, changing them from a standard round shape to a square shape. Originally, this was done by Cuban cigar companies to maximize space when shipping product, but the practice caught on as a viable variation to traditional rolling practices. Smokers found that the burn and flavor differences offered a bit of a novel experience, and if there’s anything that smokers enjoy, it’s the occasional twist on a classic.
A top rated smoke, with a twist. Well, a press, really.