The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2012
Camacho Liberty 2012
Every year, Camacho releases its one-off, limited edition Liberty Series. They are usually rolled in the company’s signature bulbous 11/18 figurado shape and have a different theme with each production run. This year, Camacho is focusing on estate vintage tobacco.
The 2012 blend consists of four primings of Honduran Corojo, all culled from an exemplary 2008 crop grown on the same lot in Jamastran. The unique shape of this cigar undoubtedly contributes to the experience. It’s crafted with a 48 ring gauge at either end but swells to a plump 54 in the middle where the cigar reaches an apex of flavor. The different primings of tobacco make for very interesting smoking, with flavors that range from almonds and cedar to peppercorns and floral notes.
Each Liberty comes individually coffined in its own slide-lid box, all of which are packaged in handsome chests of 20.