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Camacho Liberty 2021
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: tuck0411

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Welcome to a Geek Critique of a cigar generously provided to us by David at" target="_blank">  This year marks 19 years of Camacho Liberty, a series that is one of the most highly-anticipated annual releases for collectors and aficionados of bold, full-frontal cigars. Launched ahead of the July 4th holiday to celebrate and honor the birth and history of the United States, this special series is like no other. The blend in this series has been comprised from tobaccos of a variety of regions and vintages, making it a knockout cigar for Camacho. The 2021 Liberty Series blend captures the strength and character of four distinct regions. Our blenders have harnessed these daring qualities into the classic Churchill format. It's bold and explosive, yet also balanced in its depth. Only 1,500 boxes available nationally. Special thanks goes out to David at" target="_blank"> for providing the cigars and to Wescat (Kevin) for coordinating this!

Camacho Liberty 2021

Liberty 2021
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Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Colorado Maduro
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4.5 star rating based on 1 Review(s) (1 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Coffee

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

A few minor veins, an oily sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double shallow V-cut, which the cap took well with no splits or cracks, and the cold draw was open. Pre-light aroma was of rich tobacco with maybe just a hint of the chocolate I got after the light...

Lighting and Burn: 10 Points of 15 Possible

The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn got wavy, then lopsided in the first third and needed a touch-up prior to the first ashing at 1 1/2" which left no cone to speak of. The burn continued wavy through the 2nd third and then got lopsided again near the beginning of the last third and a 2nd touch-up was needed. Things were then uneventful down to the nub. Draw and smoke output remained optimal throughout.

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

Very good draw all the way through with plentiful smoke output. Wrapper had only a few minor veins, no blemishes, and was oily in appearance. Cap was well-applied and took  my cut well with no cracking or splitting.

Flavor and Aroma: 42 Points of 45 Possible

Pre-light sniff gave a whiff of rich tobacco. The light gave a full-bodied profile with a spicy retro and notes of black pepper, wood, spice, and hints of leather and chocolate. The spice in the nose mostly faded with the other flavors remaining consistent until the 2nd third where the chocolate started ramping until it became predominant in the last third. The spice maintained a consistent background note throughout making this a very tasty smoke and pretty much right in my wheelhouse. Strength was about medium.


Pretty nice smoke, this one, the uneven burn and needed maintenance aside. Flavor for days and if I hadn't known I'd have sworn this one had more Nicaraguan tobacco in it given the spicy profile, but nope, it's only got the binder from Nicaragua according to available info.  Good draw and smoke output all the way through, so the struggle factor was low even with the two touch-ups.  Glad I have a few more...

Humidor time: 39 days
Humidimeter reading: Head - 62, foot - 47
Burn time: 1:35

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