Today I’m firing up a special cigar to celebrate Independence Day. The Camacho Liberty Series was originally released in 2002, and the annual release always seems to come with some excitement. As with any annual release there always has to be a favorite, and for a while it’s been widely accepted that the Liberty 2005 was the best of the bunch. With that in mind, Christian Eiroa blended the 2009 with the hopes of making the best Liberty to date. This cigar features a Habano leaf wrapper which came from the only crop of Habano leaf Camacho has produced. Only 40,000 of these cigars were made in October of 2007 for a summer 2009 release. Needless to say, these cigars already have a little aging on them.
Name: Liberty 2009
Comes in: Box of 20 in individual coffins
Vitola: 11/18 (6 x 56 Perfecto)
Each of these cigars come in individually numbered coffins. Inside the coffin the double banded cigar is wrapped in tissue paper. The wrapper is a dark chocolaty brown color with a very delicate vein structure. I was able to detect some oiliness on the wrapper, but nothing excessive. Pre-light aroma was nothing but cedar with hints of sweetness, which I attribute to the cedar coffin. I clipped the cap and took a few effortless draws. The flavor was also predominately cedar. At this point everything looked ready to go so I broke out my butane torch.
I must say that this was the first cigar from Camacho that I have really enjoyed in a while. The cigar had wonderful complexity and the body seemed to build as I smoked my way further in to the cigar. Construction was stellar on this cigar as well. The draw was perfect, the ash fell in 1.5 inch chunks, and only one touch up was required to correct a small burn issue. All things considered, the Camacho Liberty 2009 was an excellent way to celebrate Independence day. Even with and MSRP of over $16.00 I felt that this cigar kept it’s end of the bargain. I’d highly suggest trying this cigar, even if it’s just for a special occasion.