The newest cigar coming from Camacho Cigars is made entirely from maduro tobaccos, a first for the cigar industry. The Camacho Triple Maduro, which should be on sale in about two months, is made from maduro wrapper, filler and binder tobaccos.
The creation sprang from an idea from Sal Fontana, Camacho's "consigliere." He and a friend had the notion of a cigar made entirely of maduro components, which he pitched to Camacho president Christian Eiroa. Eiroa said he was initially skeptical.
"The idea was intriguing, but the problem was, How do you blend a cigar where the wrapper, binder and filler is maduro? I said it can't be done," Eiroa said. Fontana persisted, and Eiroa went to work on blending the cigar with his father, Julio.
For more on this story, see the March 13 issue of Cigar Insider.