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Camacho Cigars
Average Customer Rating:
4.25
34 reviews

Camacho Cigars

The Camacho brand is a subsidiary of Davidoff of Geneva. Camacho’s well-known portfolio of blends is handcrafted in Honduras from a hearty wrapper selection and binder and filler tobaccos primarily from Honduras and Nicaragua. The Camacho Corojo and Triple Maduro blends originally garnered a popular demand for the brand. Fans of Camacho typically prefer spicy, medium to full-bodied profiles with notes of earth, leather, espresso and black pepper. Bright, colorful packaging and a scorpion-themed logo easily identify the brand’s boxes and bands online and on cigar shop shelves. Check out our deep selection of Camacho today.

CIGARS

  • Camacho American Barrel Aged

    Camacho American Barrel Aged

    Price Per Cigar:
    $9.90 - $13.00
    6 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Dominican Republic
    Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
    2 Reviews
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  • Camacho BG Meyer Standard Issue

    Camacho BG Meyer Standard Issue

    Price Per Cigar:
    $2.79 - $3.99
    4 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Nicaraguan
    13 Reviews
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  • Camacho Connecticut

    Camacho Connecticut

    Price Per Cigar:
    $3.49 - $9.50
    9 options available
    Strength: Medium
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
    10 Reviews
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  • Camacho Corojo

    Camacho Corojo

    Price Per Cigar:
    $7.42 - $9.50
    8 options available
    Strength: Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Corojo
    4 Reviews
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  • Camacho Ecuador

    Camacho Ecuador

    Price Per Cigar:
    $7.42 - $9.50
    8 options available
    Strength: Medium-Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
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  • Camacho Triple Maduro

    Camacho Triple Maduro

    Price Per Cigar:
    $3.49 - $11.75
    5 options available
    Strength: Full
    Country: Honduras
    Wrapper: San Andres
    5 Reviews
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SAMPLERS

  • Camacho Robusto Assortment

    Camacho Robusto Assortment

    Box of 8
    Only: $69.95
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ACCESSORIES

  • Camacho Scorpion Ashtray

    Camacho Scorpion Ashtray

    Only:
    $24.95
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CAMACHO BRAND HISTORY

Camacho is a boutique cigar brand that began to gain momentum during the Cigar Boom of the 1990s when demand for premium, handcrafted cigars soared. Today, the brand resides in the portfolio of Oettinger Davidoff Group, the parent company of Davidoff of Geneva. Davidoff purchased Camacho in 2008 to add a more full-bodied brand to its roster. Prior to Davidoff’s proprietorship, Camacho was owned and operated by the Eiroa family in Danlí, Honduras.

Family patriarch Julio Eiroa raised his sons, Justo and Christian, in and around the tobacco business in both Honduras and Florida. Julio founded a company called Caribe Imported Cigars in 1989. Baccarat and La Fontana were the chief cigar brands in the company’s early portfolio. The family purchased the Camacho brand in 1995 and began to experiment with Corojo wrappers, which are noted for a brownish-red hue and a distinctive spiciness.

The Cigar Boom of the 1990s unfolded and Camacho received notice among consumers who sought out a stiffer, spicier profile and became more open to smoking cigars from Honduras and other Central American regions that were developed for tobacco production as an alternative to traditionally mild Dominican blends. During the mid-1990s, Christian Eiroa joined his father’s company in a more formal role. He would go on to become the charismatic face of the Camacho over the next decade.

Early on, Eiroa clashed a bit with his father’s right-hand man, Sal Fontana, who was instrumental in building up Camacho into a brand that was widely represented in premium cigar shops across the U.S. Fontana was a passionate force who spent a great deal of time and effort promoting the company’s cigars. Christian and Sal came to enjoy a sincere respect and fondness for one another in their mutual brand-building goals, despite an occasionally contentious exchange.

The original Camacho Corojo blend debuted in 2000 and continued to attract cigar lovers, even as the Cigar Boom dissipated. Corojo served to really put the Camacho name on the map. The famed Corojo seed had been refined decades earlier in Cuba by revered tobacco grower Diego Rodriguez. Criollo seeds that originated in Mesoamerica were crossed with a varietal from Indonesian Sumatra to architect the Cojoro seed. Camacho is the brand most credited with transplanting the seed’s reputation from Cuba and creating a Honduran-drafted profile. Cigar lovers who grew accustomed to the polarizing spice of Corojo cigars had fewer alternatives to consider following the blend’s initial release than they do today.

An equally requested blend, Camacho Diploma, debuted to extend the brand’s full-bodied reputation. Camacho fans readily gravitated towards the chewy, woody spices, and full-bodied density that Diplomas delivered in standard formats as well as a handful of unique shapes like one called the 11/18, which tapered at the foot. The company released Camacho Triple Maduro, a potent all-Maduro-leaf cigar blended by Sal Fontana in the wake of growing demand for feisty Camacho smokes. The new addition delivered plenty of intense spice with a sweeter finish.

In addition to cigars that showcased noticeably amplified taste, Camacho caught the attention of consumers with unique, trapezoidal cigar boxes emblazoned with shiny gold brand medallions. Camacho had achieved a marketable reputation and a growing audience by the mid-2000s. Having weathered a number of industry peaks and valleys, including labor and unionizing issues among cigar rollers in Honduras, it was at this peak of sorts that Christian and his family began to entertain selling the brand.

The Oettinger Davidoff Group officially purchased Camacho in 2008, as well as the company’s nine additional brands, including Baccarat and La Fontana. Davidoff sought to expand its mild Dominican portfolio with the popular, Honduran-made boutique profile of Camacho and absorb its audience of more medium to full-bodied cigar lovers.

Executives at Davidoff have reimagined Camacho in recent years with bright, eye-catching packaging and a ‘bold, scorpion-themed’ marketing campaign. In 2017, Davidoff unveiled a sprawling new cigar factory in Honduras where roughly 500 workers produce the brand today.

CAMACHO BRAND OVERVIEW

Camacho is difficult to miss on the shelf of any premium retailer today, thanks to the brand’s vivid boxes and bands that stretch 2 inches in length. Although all Camacho cigars share a unified, new look inspired by the marketing team at Davidoff, the original Corojo and Diploma blends still feature prominently in the brand’s portfolio. Familiar spices and rich, peppery Corojo tobaccos characterize the full-bodied all-Honduran recipe of Camacho Corojo. Camacho Diploma is featured as an annual or semi-annual limited release. Look for deep specials on the celebrated cigar as we frequently make it available for a generous discount when the company transitions from one release to the next.

Today, the Camacho portfolio is organized around a distinct marketing platform aimed to attract enthusiasts of motorcycles and heavy-duty trucks. An overarching machine-parts and gearhead theme reflects the peppery, vigorous taste consumers identify with Camacho. The Triple Maduro and American Barrel-Aged blends occupy what the company labels as its Master Built Series. Camacho Triple Maduro is handcrafted from a dark, seductive and sweet wrapper leaf from San Andrés over an all-Maduro interior of long-fillers from Brazil, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. American Barrel Aged displays a distinctive bourbon-like sweetness thanks to a mixture of Broadleaf tobaccos from Connecticut and Pennsylvania that are blended with Corojo leaves matured in American oak whiskey barrels.

In addition to the Corojo blend, the brand’s line known as Everyday Bold Smokes includes Camacho Connecticut and Camacho Ecuador. A creamy Ecuador Connecticut wrapper delivers a medium-bodied kick with Dominican and Honduran long-fillers in Camacho Connecticut. Camacho Ecuador is drafted from a Cuban-seed leaf over a complex interior of Honduran, Dominican, and Brazilian tobaccos. A medium to full-bodied profile of leather and black pepper delivers hints of molasses.

The brand produces a variety of patriotic and military-themed limited editions in the Brotherhood Series, including past releases like Camacho Shellback and Camacho Liberty, a revival of a blend released when the Eiroa family ran the company. Camacho also makes a handful of signature cigars in the Custom Built series, which are blended for brand ambassadors who include Mike Ditka, Matt Booth, and Hollywood producer Rob Weiss. Cigars like Ditka Gametime and BG Meyer Standard Issue present a creative avenue for the brand to gain exposure through a roster of cigar-smoking personalities.

Consumers can enjoy a number of opportunities to try Camacho and save big while the execs at Davidoff continue to introduce new branding concepts and discontinue old ones. When you’re ready to ‘Live Loud’ as the company’s tag line encourages, check out what other cigar lovers say in their Camacho reviews for further insight. One of our favorite mottos at Holt’s is ‘Go Bold or Go Home!’