Cigar Review: Camacho Corojo Toro

by Jesse on June 6, 2008

Company: Camacho
Line: Corojo
Vitola: Toro 6 X 50
Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Authentic Corojo
Binder: Authentic Corojo
Filler: Authentic Corojo
Flavor: Full
Strength: Full
Price: $125 (Box of 25)

Camacho Corojo Toro Cigar

When I think of Camacho the Camacho Corojo is the cigar that immediately comes to mind. I first tried this cigar a few years ago and I remember not really enjoying it. I wasn’t used to smoking cigars this strong and having this cigar after a few too many drinks wasn’t one of my best ideas. This is how one of my rules about cigar smoking came about: Do not smoke a cigar you are unfamiliar with while intoxicated. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say I haven’t quite lived it down yet.

Anyway over time my tastes have changed, and I’m also more tolerant and patient with strong cigars. I finally worked up the courage to try one of these again at a local event. This wasn’t the size I originally wanted to review, but they were currently out of stock at my local shop. I’ll be hitting up one other size and the maduro versions of these cigars later on.

Construction: Rustic best describes the Camacho Corojo. The wrapper is a rougher looking dark brown wrapper, if the maduro wasn’t labeled they would be tough to tell apart. There is some definite tooth to the wrapper and some obvious veins running through it. The cigar is on the softer side, but the draw was right on, just a touch resistant.

Camacho Corojo Toro Cigar

Burn: Overall I had pretty good with the burn on these. I did have to touch it up once or twice, but it never got out of hand. The ash tends to be a bit loose on these so be sure and keep an eye on it.

Camacho Corojo Toro Cigar

Flavor: The Camacho Corojo starts off with a good bit of spice and a definite cedar flavor, lasting pretty much through the first third of the smoke. After a while the spice mellowed out some and I started to pick out a bit of leather. The final third really turned up the spice, a mix of black pepper and cedar. Overall a fairly consistent flavor, but with enough variance to keep it interesting.

Camacho Corojo Toro Cigar

Verdict: I wouldn’t recommend this cigar to a novice smoker, I think they may find the cigar too much for them. But if you like a fuller bodied smoke this is one to try. These for around $5 or less, definitely a must try if you like full bodied smokes.

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Thomas Huxley June 6, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I’d suggest you try the Camacho Corojo Cetro, a 44-ring Lonsdale. Personally, I think it’s the best of all the Corojos, with a great combination of size, flavor, and strength. Just fantastic, and a great 50-minute smoke. As for Camachos generally, I consider them better than most anything manufactured in Nicaragua (most Honduran tobacco is), and bettered only Garcia’s blends.

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donkeypuncher June 9, 2008 at 8:26 am

My rule is to not touch anything Camacho with an empty stomach. I’ll also need a glass of water or Diet Coke.

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JOE ROE February 24, 2009 at 10:43 pm

If you are a long time cigar smoker or a rookie,I would try any Camacho except the 1962 which is unlike the full flavored line of any other Camacho. After I enjoy one the pleasure of cigar taste stays with me for a long time,letting me smoke less but anticipating to smoke another real soon.Camacho ,what a cigar should taste like. Joe Roe New York

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Tim AKA "Camacho-man" June 6, 2009 at 10:16 am

Hi,
nice review. i started smoking cigars only 5 yrs ago. a friend took me to a cigar bar and i have never looked back. since then i have smoked an average of $200/mo. of cigars. Not sure if that is average or what – but it’s where i am at. I surfed the net and tried every cigar i could. i now only buy the Camacho Corojo. Everyone has their own taste, but I love smoking them with or without a drink. My favorite drinks with a toro? 12015 yr old single-malt followed by a 90 miute Dogfish-head IPA or a Shiner Beer. I also love fresh oysters right before I have one. Ben Franklin said (and I paraphrase: “Beer is proof that God loves us.” I add “Camacho cigars are proof that life is worth living.” Oh, and the website is my club, love it there – my second home and best friends. Thanks Sher and Matt and staff!

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Tim February 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I Love them. IT’s my everyday cigar (and on weekends I may have 3-5 of the (each day). I tried all the ciager out there. It’s a matter of personal taste – to be sure. But this is a great smelling, and tasting cigar. And I can have one on an empty stomach too. Love to take the golfing, on road trips, everywhere! Also try Camacho corojo 07/05, 11/18, Liberty, Cololar, and Select! I was able to meet Mrs. Eroia of Camacho and her son Christan at the New Orleans Tobacco show last summer. Just a great family. If you are ever in Arlington TX, stop by Perfecto Cigar

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