The Camacho Liberty, starting with its inaugural release back in 2002, has become a staple each year for collectors and aficionados of bold, full-frontal cigars. Since inception, this yearly special edition has launched just ahead of the 4th of July holiday and is a celebratory smoke built to honor the birth of the United States. The building of each Liberty cigar begins 12 months before the tobacco hits the rolling table, with the final selection drawn from the best concept blends developed during that previous year. The cigars are then rolled and left to sit for more than 6 months.
The 2017 release is unique, beyond the anniversary. To amp up this year’s blend, more than half of the filler is comprised of high-octane Nicaraguan Corojo tobacco grown in Estelí – a first for the brand and the most Nicaraguan filler ever used in a Camacho cigar. The format will also be different for 2017, instead of the 11/18 rolled since 2005, this year’s Liberty has been built on the chassis of a 6 x 54 Super Toro. A wider format, which greatly showcases the spicy and complex taste experience of this new blend.
A meaty and complex smoke. Upfront spiciness from the Nicaraguan Corojo at the beginning, white pepper in the nose and some chili flavors on the tongue. In the second third the cigar opens with elegant and balanced notes of cream, mint with cacao and a salt. Additional notes of nuts and licorice in the last third.