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Review Of The New Camacho Barrel Aged

About The Camacho Brand

Camacho‘s brand slogan says it all. ‘Live Loud’ is what sort of feeling you get with those cigars. Suddenly you see yourself driving in a convertible Mustang amongst the coast with a Camacho Cigar in your hand.

camacho logoIt’s pretty much all about the rock n’ roll feeling in life. And honestly which man doesn’t love the rock n’ roll feeling? Driving big muscle cars, motorbiking across the USA, living life as it comes? Absolutely my life has been much about adventure and that’s one of the reasons I love this brand so much. It’s a boundless feeling and an experience of freedom.

Camacho American Barrel Aged

Camacho Cigars was founded in 1961 by Simon Camacho and acquired by the Eiroa family in 1995.
They brand based in Danlí, Honduras and specializes in authentic handmade Cuban seed cigars.

The Camacho Barrel Aged

A couple of months ago, the Camacho Barrel Aged has been announced and I’ve been desperately waiting for it to arrive in Switzerland. Meanwhile, the Cigar is available in pretty much every lounge and cigar shop.

But what makes the Barrel Aged so special? 

The Camacho Barrel Aged is almost entirely made from American tobacco

The cigar consists three sort of tobaccos, two of them are American – the ‘Connecticut Broadleaf’ and a ‘Pennsylvania Broadleaf’ are combined with a tobacco from Honduras.

The main magic though, is the Honduras leaf has been aged for 6 years plus 5 months in a Bourbon Barrel. That’s unique on the market and defintely worth trying.

Of course, I was pretty excited to see if you can actually feel the Bourbon Barrel -massive yes, you can! The Barrel Aged meanwhile belongs to my favourite cigars – always a big pleasure to smoke it.

The following formats are available: Robusto (50×5), Toro (50×6) and Gordo (60×6).

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Camacho Barrel Aged Taste

Super fiery and passionate experience. Nothing for sissies! A full-body cigar with an intense and roast flavour. The barrel definitely shows it’s character and turns the whole smoking event into a totally exciting experience.

Else, the cigar comes up with an impressive array of flavours…
The construction and draw are excellent, and I was immediately amazed with notes of charred wood,
vanilla, leather, and some spice. As the cigar progresses, I was struck by flavours of fruit and sweetness
entering the mix with some notes of caramel. The Barrel Aged burned beautifully with an effortless draw

Camacho American Barrel Aged Cigars

Pairing with The Balvenie TUN 1509

Absolutely no question – the best pairing from my perspective is a good, old and solid whisky. The Balvenie TUN 1509 belongs to the most extraordinary and tasteful whiskeys I have tasted so far.

Camacho Pairing

To create the first batch of Tun 1509, Balvenie has carefully hand selected 42 of the finest casks – 35 traditional American oak barrels and seven European oak sherry butts – from the distillery’s precious aged stocks. All were transferred to Tun 1509, which sits in Warehouse 24, for several months before bottling. This is a rare interpretation of the marrying process and allows all 42 casks to come together to create a unique expression of The Balvenie that’s greater than the sum of its constituent parts.

Balvenie TUN 1509 Flavours

Deep and rich on the nose, with floral notes, sweet vanilla and orange peel. Velvety smooth to taste with tangy citrus, mellow cinnamon spice and blossom honey.

A Gentleman’s Closing Words

Camacho is a great and crazy brand, I love the adventurous brand strategy. The new Camacho Barrel Aged is a unique and intense experience – an absolute must for every gentleman!

(shot taken at the McLaren event)

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Gentleman Jack – The Order Of A Gentleman

We all know this moment. It’s Saturday night and you’re going to a fancy bar and you feel like ordering something different. A drink still classy, not too girly. A gentleman’s choice.

I personally like the classy ambiance of sitting in a dark bar, drinking my Gentleman Jack and Smoking a cigar. It’s just priceless to sit and have one of those long nights discussing about god and the universe.

Location
Kameha Grand Zürich

Pictures by
Anna Zesiger

Kameha Grand Zürich Bar

Gentleman Jack

Found this amazing bottle, what could fit better on my Gentlemen’s Blog?
The whiskey itself comes up with a gently & light amber colour. 

The taste is a lovely balance of sweet orange, vanille and mint flavours.

A gentle farewell.

Gentleman Jack Sour
While your company is browsing the un-ending options of drinks, you can go for two very classy gentleman’s drinks. Simple & tasty at the same time.

Gentleman Jack® Sour

Very tasty and pleasant mix of sour and sweet flavours.

5cl Gentleman Jack® Rare Tennesse Whiskey
2cl Fresh Lime Jus

2cl Maple Sirup

Cigar Lounge Zürich
Gentleman’s Agreement Manhattan
 
5cl Gentleman Jack® Rare Tennesse Whiskey
2cl Orange Liqueur
2cl Martini Dry
 
Another classy option combined with a whiskey is this a formidable drink, totally kicks you directly to New York into the society of this pulsating never sleeping city.
Cigarren Zürich
Finally, suiting up is like a religion for a true gentleman. I’m wearing a grey suit, this colour is never out of fashion and you always look very dapper in it. Ideally you combine grey with black, it’s my favourite choice. 
 
In order that everything fits ideally, you go for a black & strait tie, black shoes and a black belt.
Gentleman Suit Blog
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Davidoff Schiff – An Evening To Remember

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After a sunny day in Zürich, full of glance and with a totally clear sky, I was on the way to the Davidoff event. The Davidoff Schiff floats over the lake since 2007. It’s a good chance to have a ride with a breath-taking view, enjoying Davidoff Cigars and delicious food.

You can get more info here: Davidoff Schiff

Pics by Christian Schmid

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During the early evening hours, the sun was still out on this wonderful spring day.

With a bit of dust over the water, and the violet & orange colours on the sky, it gives this whole event a very special ambiance. The sun was setting on the end of the horizon, and while you float over the water you can clearly feel how utterly perfect nature is.

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The food was really yummy, they have started with a lovely served beef tartar and continued with more delicious courses.

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My favourite, the Davidoff Churchill Commander – Toro

A formidable commander, Winston Churchill brought his imposing personality to bear on the many forces and resources over which he governed. He was a colossus of a character in every sense of the word. Nothing reflects this facet of the man better than the Toro format. Carrying the largest ring gauge in the Winston Churchill range, it is a grand cigar, from the first spicy, leathery, woody notes through the creamy, sweet influences of the Mexican binder to the final triumphant mix of flavours, courtesy of the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from Esteli and Condegas. This is a cigar which follows in the Great Man’s footsteps and commands your attention.

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What more do you need than a beautiful sunset on the Zürichsee, with a cigar? Nothing.
I met very lovely people from the Davidoff team, and I’m truly looking forward to see them again.

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Classy afternoon – Cigar Lounge

This afternoon, I had a wonderful walk through an old village in Switzerland, the city is called Lenzburg.
 
My favourite two places there:
 
The castle Schloss Lenzburg
And a really dapper cigar lounge Art Cigar
 
and that’s where we ended up taking pictures for the autumn/fall season.
Some more ideas to combine fashion with cigar smoking, tasty whisky and a brilliant luxury watch from HYT.
Photos by
Anna Zesiger
http://www.lannique.ch/
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Fashion Hint

A very classy version of brown jacket & aubergine trousers.
If I’m deciding to chose a colour, I’m not mixing them up to much.

So in the case I keep brown for the jacket, gloves, bag, belt & also the scarf.
Keep the common thread always in your outfit.

In this case you could combine the jacket also with a dark green, black, grey, yellow (be careful with this, go for a dark yellow).
Cigarre Location

I’m wearing boots, putting my trousers inside.
You can help yourself fixing this with a elastic or similar.

Smoking Cigars

Bag details

Louis vuitton ¦ Keepall ¦ Monogram Canvas 50
A perfect week-ender from my opinion.

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Class hint

Light up your cigar with matches. Always. Lighter is forbidden.
If you have cedarwood available, go for it!

Accessoires
 
hyt h1 watch

HYT H1 Titanium Bronze

As per Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, time is the 4th dimension.
The harmony of space & time ends up in this masterpiece from HYT.

Extreme alchemists, HYT’s Hydro-Mechanical Watchmakers have turned utopia into reality
– mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch. While truly addicted to non-conformism,
they have drawn upon the strictest codes in Fine Watchmaking – and felt entirely free to
shatter them!

By achieving the incredible challenge of indicating the time with water, they have not so
much propelled a new UFO into the watchmaking stratosphere, as they have in fact pulverized
all certainties by uniting two worlds that are supposedly diametrically opposed.
Never since the water clocks of the pharaohs, have the laws of gravity been overcome to
transpose this energy in a portable watch. HYT has done it.

Technical Details

Case: titanium with bronze shot-peened and satin-finished surfaces– diameter: 48.8 mm– thickness: 17.9 mm– rubber-clad screw-lock crown– crown guard– altered and screw-locked added lugs– metal dome at 06:00– cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on theinside– screw-down sapphire back– water-resistant to 100 metersFunctions: retrograde fluid hours; minutes, secondsMovement: mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre-28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels– bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève,rhodiumed bellows– 65-hour power reserveDial: unstructured, fluid hours– black dial, black indexes & numerals, black minute hand– luminescent minute hand and hour-markers– regulator at 12:00– small seconds wheel at 09:30– power-reserve indicator at 02:30Strap: rubber, titanium bronze pin buckle