The Ecuador Camacho was already a winner, so why change things up? Well, as any cigar smoker will tell you, variety is the spice of life. Thus, we now have a box-pressed version of the Ecuador Camacho cigar to enjoy alongside our classic Camacho Ecuador.
Let’s get into details. For those new to the world of box-pressed cigars, the practice originated way back in Cuba in “the old days” as a way to maximize usable space in cigar boxes for the purpose of minimizing shipping costs. Instead of round rows of cigars that had wasteful spaces in between them, box pressed cigars were pressed into cigar boxes until they took on a square shape, with little or no space in between them. Smokers noted that this pressing led to a longer, slower burning cigar with a more even flavor that stayed a bit more stable throughout the cigar experience.
Dylan Austin, VP of Camacho, also reports that the company decided to add more broadleaf to the filler blend to increase the intensity. Camacho is always on a quest for more boldness, and so this is a move that makes sense.
The Camacho Ecuador BXP cigar is a medium to full-bodied smoke offering up pepper, chocolate, and light floral notes. Outside is an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf. Inside, there’s a Brazilian Mata Fina binder - also found in the chart-topping Liga Privada No. 9 from Drew Estate - and a blend of long fillers from Honduras and the Dominican Republic (more specifically, a Pelo de Oro ligero leaf).
It’s a slow burning, flavorful masterpiece, and if you have trouble holding a Camacho Ecuador Box Pressed cigar, just get a wrench and close it ever so gently.
Please browse our selection of Camacho BXP cigars at your leisure.