PINELLAS PARK, FL (Thursday, April, 30th 2015) –– Camacho, the worlds leading brand of bold cigars, is proud to announce the first release under it’s new Master Built Series, Camacho American Barrel-Aged. A complex and intense new cigar experience inspired by the uncompromising American spirit, with bourbon barrel-aged Corojo at its heart.
American Barrel-Aged is a monumental smoke that welds the essence of true frontier mettle to Camacho’s impenetrable Cuban roots. An experience that shatters all expectations, pushes every limit and paves the way for a life lived out loud.
With the spirit of America and the soul of a craftsman, Camacho American Barrel-Aged celebrates the hardworking grit of Kentucky bourbon makers and the passionate artistry of our master builders. Challenging convention at every turn. Working together to forge an intense smoking experience unlike anything else. A process that begins with the original Corojo plant, aging its legendary leaves for six years and then locking them in charred Kentucky bourbon barrels.
Wrapped in five-year-old American broadleaf, each cigar delivers a richness and complexity characterized by oaky flavors and sweet bourbon aromas. American Barrel-Aged is truly the embodiment of uncompromising craftsmanship. Born from the inexhaustible spirit that has inspired Camacho from day one.
“American Barrel-Aged is something we have been working on for some time and we are very excited to finally share it with aficionados now in the US and across global markets in the near future. This project marks the first time a Camacho core line has been made outside of Honduras and we are extremely proud of what our master builders in the Dominican Republic have brought to life. Barrel aging is a very tedious and hands-on process. We are aging around 2,000 lbs of Corojo filler tobacco and rotating the barrels one leaf at a time every few weeks. Each batch takes a full five months to complete and requires constant attention to ensure the proper journey for this special tobacco,” said Dylan Austin, Director of Marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA.
The blend is constructed almost entirely of American grown tobacco including a broadleaf wrapper, binder and filler, along with a maduro filler tobacco from Pennsylvania. One leaf of the six-year-old, bourbon barrel-aged Corojo tobacco was added to the recipe and is the main component that amplifies the complexity of the blend.
To intensify the launch of American Barrel-Aged, a full nationwide road tour is in the works and will kickoff with a weeklong extravaganza at Corona Cigar in Orlando starting on June 8th. Each of the American Barrel-Aged launch events will span across three days and are limited to a group of twenty-five hand selected retailers. The grand finale event will be held at Tampa Humidor in Tampa, FL on December 19th where the tour will come to a close.
American Barrel-Aged will begin shipping nationwide on Monday, June 15th and retails for $10 - $12 per cigar.
Camacho American Barrel-Aged Road
Tour Dates & Locations
Jun 8 – 13 Corona Cigar Co. (Orlando, FL)
Jun 18 – 20 Prime Cigar (Boca Raton, FL)
Jun 25 – 27 Emerson’s (Virginia Beach, VA)
Jul 1 – 3 Cigar Realm (Ashland, VA)
Jul 9 – 11 Tinderbox Waldorf (Waldorf, MD)
Jul 30 – Aug 1 Humidour Cigar Shoppe (Cockeysville, MD
Aug 6 – 8 TBD (TBD)
Aug 13 – 15 Two Guys Smoke Shop (Nashua, NH)
Aug 20 – 22 Cup of Joes (Queensbury, NY)
Aug 27 – 29 TBD (TBD)
Sept 3 – 5 Blend Bar (Indianapolis, IN)
Sept 9 – 11 Just For Him (Springfield, MO)
Sept 17 – 19 Outlaw Cigar Co (Overland Park, KS)
Sept 23 – 25 Addison Cigar (Addison, TX)
Oct 1 – 3 Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX)
Oct 8 – 10 Heroes & Legacies (Austin, TX)
Oct 15 – 17 Serious Cigar (Houston, TX)
Oct 22 – 24 Cigar Shop Biloxi (Biloxi, MS)
Oct 29 – 31 Franklin Cigar (Franklin, TN)
Nov 5 – 7 Cigars & More (Birmingham, AL)
Nov 12 – 14 Havana Phil’s (Greensboro, NC)
Nov 19 – 21 Ansteads Tobacco (Fayetteville, NC)
Dec 3 – 5 5 Point Bottle Shop (Athens, GA)
Dec 10 – 12 Smoke Inn (Boynton Beach, FL)
Dec 17 – 19 Tampa Humidor **Grand Finale** (Tampa, FL)
About Camacho Cigars:
Camacho is the world’s leading brand of bold cigars, representing the concept of unleashing unmistakable and intense experiences. Infamous since 1962, the brand has become a sanctuary for the powerful, elemental being who seeks to fill their lives with unapologetic good times. A combination of rich heritage, product excellence and a never surrender attitude has enabled Camacho to grow into an aggressive brand globally recognized as the standard of full-frontal flavor and full-frontal lifestyle.
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Davidoff of Geneva USA
Director of Marketing