Camacho Liberty 2012 Throwback – Cigar Review

Camacho Liberty 2012 Throwback

This is a cigar review of the Camacho Liberty 2012 Throwback by Camacho Cigars. The size this cigar comes in is the perfecto, which is 6x48x54x48. This is a straight Honduran puro made of the finest corojo. This release is limited to 2500 boxes of 20 and you can find singles around $19.00 at a Camacho retailer. This is a medium bodied smoke with loads of complexity, which we hope you will see below so enjoy!

“Our annual Liberty Series is the crown jewel of the Camacho portfolio and developed using the best concept blend of the year. This year’s offering is quite a unique one. In the past, the Liberty has been comprised of tobaccos from a variety of different origins, as well as vintages. The 2012 blend uses four priming’s solely from our authentic Corojo crop of 2008, all grown on the same lot, specifically for this project.”


The Camacho Liberty 2012 Throwback is milk chocolate brown in color with some decent veins and some slightly lifted seams. This is triple capped with a single band. Now let’s talk about the packaging! The bright shiny lacquered red coffin that the cigar lays in. This year the smoke itself is in cellophane and not a white tissue paper. To me that takes away from the experience of opening this highly anticipated stick and cheapens the product a bit. The cigar is single banded in red and silver. 


Aromas of cedar, floral and nuts all radiate of the wrapper. We cut this cigar with a Palio straight cut. The cold draw produced cedar and nut like notes.

After Toast:

First third – ​Cedar spice and pepper kick this cigar off followed by a vegetable oil like finish. Definitely not expecting that note in a flavor profile. Some peanut butter like notes hit the palate once this settles in. The cigar has a great pull on the draw with a medium body. The burn is wavy and ash holds through the third. 

Second Third – The spice and peppery notes carry into this third with a buttery caramel note following gently on the palate. Some floral notes come into play just before the midway point of the cigar where the ash falls. After the mid point a toast and wood like component mix with the brûlée caramel like finish. The body remains medium and burn remains wavy. 

Final Third – The spice and pepper with the caramel really pick up here. The toasted wood is subtle but still present on the finish. Towards the end that vegetable oil like note hits the palate again. The grande finale is all black pepper. The body moves more medium plus and burn remains wavy:

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Breckenridge

Overall Experience:

The Camacho Liberty 2012 Throwback was a great addition or reintroduction to the Liberty Series lineup. This cigar kept up with the trend of having a great deal of complexity within the flavor profile to make the smoke experience a really fun one. I did think the vegetable oil like note was interesting and different and surprisingly not bad! The brulee and caramel was phenomenal, along with the peppery spice and wood. A special cigar for another great July 4thholiday. If you can find one, I suggest picking one up for a special occasion!


Cigar Aficionado – 91-92pts. 

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