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A Scorpion with an Exhilarating Sting

The annual Camacho Factory Unleashed cigars are limited edition releases that provide a peak into the Camacho factory’s wealth of blending and handcrafting talent. As Camacho’s Director of Marketing and Retail, Lana Fraser, put it: “Our mission is to venture off the beaten path to provide bold and unique blends that showcase what truly makes our Camacho Factory unique.” 

cigar advisor my weekend cigar camacho factory unleashed 3 - setup shot of cigar with famous smoke shop whisky glass behindLike the previous two years, the Camacho Factory Unleashed 3 continues its tradition of being rolled in a 6×50 vitola with a maduro wrapper and a shaggy foot. For the wrapper, this year the blending team decided to go with a Mexican San Andrés Maduro and produced a total of 125,000 cigars broken into 100 ct. crates and butcher paper wrapped bundles of 10.


Cigar Details:

Factory: Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A.
Size: 6’ x 50 Toro
Strength: Full
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras, Dominican Republic

Presented in bundles of 10

cigar advisor my weekend cigar camacho factory unleashed 3 - at famous smoke shop

Camacho Unleashed 3 Cigar Review

First-off, kudos to the Camacho factory for Unleashed 3’s exceptional construction. The wrapper is slightly toothy and veiny. It bears an even ebony color, a bit of oil on the surface, and stops at the last half inch to show-off the cigar’s shaggy foot. After cutting, the prelight draw was very good and offered a mix of earth and plum.

The first puffs issued a pleasant smoothness with a dry woodiness and a hint of walnut. By the first half inch, the smoke was dense, creamy, and medium bodied with a combination of leather, subtle sweetness, and tart fruit on a slightly dry finish. Shortly afterwards, the cigar smoothed-out even further revealing a tart cherry flavor and some additional spice. A hint of nutmeg also saluted me as the smoke gained in creaminess, body, and strength.

cigar advisor my weekend cigar camacho factory unleashed 3 - by gary korbLeather and dark chocolate arrived at the midpoint. The burn was textbook. After removing the band (about 3 inches remaining), the cigar was still creamy, even nuttier, and now full-bodied with drive-by spikes of cedar, leather, earthy sweetness, and light cinnamon.

The final inches is where the scorpion unleashed its earthy, woody, and spicy wrath. Nuts, dark chocolate, and leather sank deeper into the mix. That sequence kept me going until just over an inch remained (see my photo below).


Was Camacho Unleashed 3 Weekend Worthy?

I was impressed by the Camacho Unleashed 3’s overall performance and flavor. As advertised, it offered plenty of fullness, flavor, and complexity. Plus, the Camacho factory team certainly did an excellent job making the cigar smooth and vibrant. At times the cigar was a little too dark and earthy, but the combination of flavors kept it interesting and prevented it from going any further down that road.

cigar advisor my weekend cigar camacho factory unleashed 3 - nubBold and vivid, the Camacho Factory Unleashed 3 is an unbridled flavor bomb. To be clear, it’s not all over the place, because in some ways it’s quite restrained. With that, I feel like it’s geared for cigar smokers with a reasonable amount cigar smoking experience, especially those who already enjoy the mainline Camacho cigars. Based on my two sessions, I think the Unleashed 3 comes at a pretty fair price, too.

 If you’ve already had an experience with this cigar please share your thoughts with a comment!


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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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