Cigar News: Press Release: First Look: Camacho Blackout Limited Edition 2013
The New Camacho BLACKOUT Limited Edition 2013 utilizes tobaccos from 4-different years.
Wrapper grown in 2006, Binder from 2009, Fillers from 2003, 2008, 2009.
The rolled cigars where then aged together another 2-years, when the normal marrying process is
normally just a few months.
Wrapper, which was picked from the top 2/3’s of the plant, was fermented differently than most
tobaccos. A process known as “press-fermentation” was used by placing additional weight
on the top of the “pilones” (piles where the tobacco ferments), which intensifies the internal
temperatures. The tobacco is worked hard, but carefully, then allowed a longer than usual resting
period once packed in bales for aging.
Leaves from the top 2/3’s of the plant get additional sun ripening, which boosts the level of
sweetness with additional sugars being creating during the process of photosynthesis. The heavy
oil noticed on this wrapper leaf is as a result of the plants natural defenses, the plant tries to
protect itself by creating more oils to fend off the sun’s glare.