Camacho is going box-pressed. The creative team behind the brand has taken three of its mainstay lines—Connecticut, Corojo and Ecuador—and created three box-pressed line extensions to each, called Camacho Box-Pressed (BXP).
The blends for each new box-pressed brand will remain unchanged, except for the addition of some Pennsylvania broadleaf filler in each of the three lines.
According to Dylan Austin, vice president of marketing for Camacho, there isn't an exact correlation between the box-pressing and the addition of broadleaf.
"It's really more so for the intense taste experience that the broadleaf gives you," said Austin. "It is a strong tobacco, in many cases much more intense than our Authentic Corojo (varies on the priming), which is the cornerstone to almost all of our blends."
Connecticut BXP features an Ecuadoran Connecticut-seed wrapper, a Corojo binder grown in Honduras and fillers from Honduras, the Dominican Republic and the United States (Pennsylvania broadleaf).
Corojo BXP uses all Honduran tobaccos save for the broadleaf component in the filler.
Ecuador BXP wears a Habano 2000 wrapper from Ecuador, a Mata Fina binder from Brazil and a mix of Honduran, Dominican and Pennsylvanian filler.
All three versions of the Camacho Box-Pressed (BXP) will come in three sizes: Robusto, measuring 5 inches by 50 ring gauge; Toro, 6 by 50; and Gordo, 6 by 60. The cigars come in boxes of 20 and are set to retail for $8 to $9.25 each.
These are the only box-pressed sizes in the brand's portfolio and are scheduled to ship in mid-February.
The cigars are made at Diadema Cigars de Honduras, S.A., Oettinger Davidoff's Camacho factory in Danlí, Honduras.