We really can’t get enough of that barrel aged flavor, can we? Many premium cigar makers use it to impart complex and intoxicating flavor to top-rated sticks. Sometimes it’s...
We really can’t get enough of that barrel aged flavor, can we?
Many premium cigar makers use it to impart complex and intoxicating flavor to top-rated sticks. Sometimes it’s a bourbon barrel, sometimes a wine cask, and sometimes it’s a different type of barrel entirely. But the effect is always the same – intriguing flavor infusion.
Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel Aged cigars are no different.
They start with Esteli-grown Nicaraguan Corojo tobacco. Then they roll out the barrels - some of the world’s oldest Nicaraguan rum containers. After people are done drinking all the rum, the barrels are dried and prepared for tobacco. (According to Camacho, they provide optimal humidity for aging.)
Once the tobacco leaves have soaked up an appropriate amount of flavor, it’s time to roll up the cigars. At Camacho cigars, they use a Powerband bunching technique on the Nicaraguan Barrel Aged cigars for big flavor. The method combines 1) the Dominican “accordion” style, where filler leaves are folded into themselves like the bellows of an accordion, and 2) the Cuban “entubado” technique where filler leaves are rolled into long cylindrical tubes.
Exactly how they do that, they’re not telling.
The result speaks for itself: Camacho boldness and a bevy of flavors including toast, leather and oak, sweet caramel, and a classic Nicaraguan spice note. The Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel Aged cigar is a potent smoke and one we’re turning to whenever we need a kick in the ass.
Pick up a few if that sounds like your kind of stick.