Camacho Powerband is the latest cigar to be added to the brand’s Master-Built Series lineup. It’s “inspired by the power, performance and acceleration associated with a classic V-twin engine,” according to a press release.
The distinguishing characteristic of this cigar appears to be in the filler; strong tobaccos (including three different ligeros) are amplified by Camacho’s “proprietary Powerband bunching process that maximizes airflow for peak performance.” We don’t know what exactly that means, but we’re looking forward to trying the cigar out and perhaps even cutting one open to see if we can’t decipher it all.
There’s a lot happening in this blend. The cigar is made with two Corojo ligeros (one from Estelí, Nicaragua and the other from Honduras), and Dominican San Vicente ligero. In addition, the filler includes Piloto Cubano and San Vicente viso tobaccos. It’s all completed with a San Andrés binder and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
Camacho Powerband will ship in the U.S. June 13 and will be available overseas nearly a year later in May 2017. Retail pricing is set at $11 to $13 per cigar. The new brand will be made in three vitolas: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 50) and Gordo (6 x 60).
A full nationwide promotional tour will start at Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 Tampa on June 10, 2016 and makes tops at tobacconists in several dozen states through the end of the year.