I came across this Camacho Ditka Limited Edition cigar at Davidoff Mdison Ave one day and, having never experienced any Ditka cigars, decided to give this one a try. I am really glad I did, for the reasons you’ll read about below. Overall, I’ve just got preface all of this by saying I’m a huge fan of everything Camacho has been up to in the last few years. Since being acquired by Oettinger Davidoff AG, Camacho has released a wonderful array of entry level and limited edition cigars.
Here are some more details about this blend, as reported by Halfwheel:
“The Ditka Throwback features an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper, with Camacho’s full-flavored Original Corojo tobacco as the binder. A total of five different filler tobaccos from three distinct regions are used, Hondura Criollo, Honduran Original Corojo, Nicaraguan tobacco from the Condega region and Dominican pelo de oro. The result is “a bold smoking experience inspired by the hard hits and uncompromising intensity that Iron Mike instilled in the game of football,” according to the company.”
- Producer: Camacho Cigars
- Size: 6″ x 54
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian 2000
- Binder: Corojo
- Filler: Hondura Criollo, Honduran Original Corojo, Nicaraguan Condega, Dominican pelo de oro.
The wrapper is brown. The branding on this cigar isn’t the most exciting, but the tobacco smells bright, sweet, and woody, and the draw is perfect.
Flavor & Smoke Characteristics
The Ditka Throwback 2016 opens extremely smooth, with mild notes of cocoa, brown sugar, caramel, and light spices. Very tasty, and perfectly balanced. Smoke is plentiful.
Into the second third the cigar tastes a heck of a lot like a snickerdoodle cookie with a piece of Hershey’s milk chocolate stuffed inside. This may sound like an outlandish description, but give the cigar a try for yourself and you’ll see what I mean. The finish is short and spicy.
Halfway in, spice and pepper kick in, then draw back again by the beginning of the final third. And, on top of all the other flavors mentioned is a delightful, sweet taste that is reminiscent of cotton candy. The body is a solid medium to full.
The final third is a blitz (riiighhht?) of all the other flavors with a strong cedar impression.
The Ditka Throwback 2016 by Camacho is a huge win in my book, and right along the lines of so many other releases by Camacho. This may just be the most complex of the sweet-toned cigars I’ve smoked. I’ll be heading back to Davidoff soon to pick up more.