In recent years, Camacho has made a name for itself as a leader in barrel-aging tobaccos. This began with the Camacho American Barrel-Aged cigar (with leaves aged in spent bourbon barrels) and has now extended to the rum-fueled Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged cigar.
While Camacho cigars conventionally center around the company's prized Corojo leaf from Honduras, the Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged cigar (aka "NBA") uses a diverse recipe, hailing from five countries. This begins with an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper, which is secured over a Mexican San Andrés binder and fillers of Nicaragua, Honduras, and the DR. Of course, the star ingredient is the Nicaraguan filler, which is Corojo '99 seed finished in Nicaragua's prized Flor de Caña rum barrels (some of which formerly contained 25-year aged rum!).
What does the Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged cigar taste like?
With rum being much sweeter than bourbon, the Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged cigar follows suit, being sweeter and more balanced than the cigar's bourbon barrel-aged sibling. This includes a medium overall intensity, hitting standout flavors of white pepper, white oak, sugarcane, aromatic herbs, and light caramel—all being clean and long-lasting on the palate.