Since it’s historic relaunch in 2013, Camacho Cigars has used to month of June to launch its major release for the year. 2016 will be no exception as Camacho has announced its second installment of its Master-Built series with the Camacho Powerband. The new Camacho Powerband keeps to the brand’s theme around “boldness”.
In a press release announcing the PowerBand, Camacho described this cigar as being “inspired by the power, performance and acceleration associated with a classic V-twin engine, built to galvanize a brotherhood of freedom seekers.”
In order to achieve the goal of this theme, Camacho designed a proprietary bunching process. In a press release Dylan Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA explained, “As our master builders in the Dominican Republic did with the first release in the (Master Built) series, American Barrel-Aged, they’ve drawn inspiration for this new concept from a category and way of life that amplifies and reflects Camacho’s Live Loud world. Each Powerband cigar is built to capture the rush of adrenaline, force of acceleration and blast of endorphins felt barreling down the open road full tilt on an iconic V-twin motorcycle. To bring this experience to life, we’ve completely redefined the bunching of a premium cigar, utilizing proprietary processes that can be performed only by a handful of skilled rollers in the factory. Once again, they’ve pushed the limits of what a cigar could be.”
The blend consists consists of a Habano 2000 wrapper, Negrito San Andres binder from Mexico, and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Included are three different ligeros, including two corojo ligeros from Esteli and Honduras as well as San Vincente ligero from the Dominican Republic. The PowerBand will be available in three sizes: Robusto, Toro, and Gordo priced $11.00 to $13.00. The three sizes will be available in a sampler priced at $39.99.
Camacho will launch a nationwide event tour beginning June 10th at Davidoff of Geneva’s Tampa store. This will follow with stops to over 50 retailers.
The June releases for Camacho have ranked as its most high profile ones. In 2013, the company launched its rebranded portfolio. This followed in 2014 with the release of Camacho Ecuador. Last year, the first installment of the Master Built series, the Camacho American Barrel Aged was released.
At a glance, here is a look at the Camacho Powerband:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
Binder: Mexican San Andres Negrito
Filler: Esteli Nicaragua Corojo Ligero, Honduran Corojo Ligero, Dominican San Vincente Ligero, Dominican San Vincente, Viso, Dominican Piloto Cubano
Country of Origin: Not Disclosed
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50
Gordo: 6 x 60
Photo Credits: Davidoff of Geneva
Wow! I’m pumped to get my hands on some, and I’m curious as hell about the “proprietary bunching process” Can’t envision what that would be…. you either bunch em’ or roll em entubado style… what else is there???