Cigar Review: Camacho Ecuador Churchill

Cigar Review: Camacho Ecuador Churchill

Camacho Cigars
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Brazil (Mata Fina)
Filler: Hionduras & Dominican Republic
Size: 7″ x 48
Strength: medium-full to full
Price: $7.50

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Overall Rating: 9.1

The Camacho Ecuador is an interesting new direction for Camacho. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is grown in the rugged soil beneath the Andes Mountains. When mixed with the Brazilian Mata Fina binder and Dominican and Honduran fillers create a unique blend of citrus, mint, oak, leather and chocolate flavors. The Camacho Ecuador is a great addition to the new Camacho line. With its reasonable price and great flavor the Ecuador is a great everyday cigar. Fans of Camacho’s new line will be quite pleased with this latest edition to the brand.

Pre-Light: I love the look of the Camacho Ecuador. The teal and black color of the boxes and bands is quite different. It’s dark Ecuadorian wrapper has an oily sheen and is free of prominent veins or visible seems.

An aroma of barnyard hay comes from the wrapper of the Ecuador, while off the unlit foot raisins and sweet tobacco scents. The cold draw is extremely easy and allows through natural tobacco flavors.

Burn: The Camach Ecuador has a perfect draw, and produces a good deal of flavorful smoke. A pleading floral aroma comes from the cigar. From start to finish the burn is extremely even, and is probably the most well burning of any of the new Camacho line.

Flavor: Right from the start there is an oak and nut flavor from the Camacho Ecuador, while there is significant spice and pepper on the retrohale. Interestingly, the cigar starts out much milder than expected and is in the medium bodied range. An inch into the cigar there is a citrus like flavor but it’s hard to put an actually name to. Citrus, oak, leather, sunflower seed and mint all mix together in the first third of the Camacho Ecuador Churchill. The second third sees the mint, citrus and sweet tobacco become more prevalent while sweet chocolate and cedar remain in the background. Despite being full bodied, this cigar doesn’t depend on overwhelming strength and peeper. At the halfway point cedar, citrus and herbs blend well with the background chocolate note. The final third sees some real development to the flavor. Sweet spice, black tea and mild white pepper kick in and intermingles nicely with the background oak, citrus, mint and natural tobacco flavors. The final inch of the Ecuador Churchill is dominated by spice, black tea and citrus. This is an extremely flavorful cigar.

Overall: The Camacho Ecuador may be the most unique of the new standard Camacho line. There is a very original blend of citrus, tea, mint, cedar and spice to this cigar that makes it a pleasure to smoke. Even burning with a perfect draw the Camacho Ecuador is superbly constructed. I have been a big fan of what Matt Booth has done with the Camacho line. The Camacho Ecuador is a very good cigar, and it’s price makes it a great everyday cigar. If you are a fan of Camacho or Room 101 cigars, the Camacho Ecuador is definitely a must try cigar. Personally, I really enjoyed the Camacho Ecuador and have already made it a regular fixture in my humidor. Although I’ve tried it in a variety of sizes, I find the Churchill to be the best size to experience all the flavors that the Camacho Ecuador has to offer.

Pairing: A Grey Goose or Tito’s and tonic really bring out the citrus notes in the Camacho Ecuador. For the scotch drinker the Compass Box Orangie is an excellent choice. Other notable pairings include the Glenmorangie 10, Ledaig 10, Tobermory 10 or Bowmore Legend.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)