Camacho Powerband - Master Built Series
The second release under Camacho’s Master Built Series, the new Powerband is a full throttle cigar with plenty of deep spice and rich earthy flavors with notes of oak, dark coffee, pepper, and caramel. The Camacho Powerband features a new, proprietary bunching technique that combines the Dominican accordion style, where filler leaves are folded like an accordion, and entubado, a Cuban technique where filler leaves are rolled into long cylindrical tubes. "Our method is the combination of two bunching methods that, in the end, produce peak combustion and airflow through the cigar, with perfect resistance," Dylan Austin, vice president of marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA (Camacho's parent company) told Cigar Aficionado.
The cigar uses an Ecuadorian habano 2000 wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés negrito binder. Underneath is Camacho’s signature Honduran corojo—from the ligero priming—another corojo ligero from Estelí, Nicaragua, Dominican San Vicente ligero, San Vicente viso and Dominican piloto Cubano.
From Camacho: “As our master builders in the Dominican Republic did with the first release in the series, American Barrel-Aged, they’ve drawn inspiration for this new concept from a category and way of life that amplifies and reflects Camacho’s Live Loud world. Each Powerband cigar is built to capture the rush of adrenaline, force of acceleration and blast of endorphins felt barreling down the open road full tilt on an iconic V-twin motorcycle. To bring this experience to life, we’ve completely redefined the bunching of a premium cigar, utilizing proprietary processes that can be performed only by a handful of skilled rollers in the factory. Once again, they’ve pushed the limits of what a cigar could be. The leaves of the two Corojo ligeros are tipped outwards, so the cigar starts intense, drops down after the first third, where the performance peaks. The cigar, after the performance peak, accelerates to be more intense and flavor-forward than before."
Camacho Powerband is manufactured at the Davidoff-owned factory Occidental Cigar Corp., located in the Dominican Republic.