By Kevin Godbee
In Part II of my interview with Christian Eiroa of Camacho Cigars, Christian tells us how he puts himself in the customer’s shoes when he is developing a cigar, but there is also a point where professional blending overrules the opinion of the average guy on the street. Camacho has a reputation for producing very strong "balls out" cigars, as Christian refers to them, but his father helps balance things out with his taste for milder cigars. So there are mild and medium Camachos as well.

In this video, we get a behind the scenes dialogue on how cigars are created, from the initial idea, to blending different leaves and coming up with the next killer recipe for a great new cigar. Again, since Christian and I both love cigars and both love business, we really get into talking about cigar product development. I asked how he comes up with new blends after already having created so many, how do they decide which shapes and sizes they will make, and how is the blend adjusted to remain consistent in the different vitolas?

About 2/3rds of the way through, I put Christian on the spot. Camacho’s ad for the Camacho Corojo cigar claims that it is "The World’s Only Authentic Corojo". Several different cigar manufacturers make Corojo cigars, so I wondered if the ad headline was hyperbole. Find out the answer when you watch part 2 of the interview.

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See Part I of Christian’s interview here.

 

 



 

 

Kevin Godbee

Kevin Godbee is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of Cigar Chronicles, but around here we just call him El Jefeā€¦ except for The Zman. He calls him Godsmack. Kevin started smoking cigars in 1998 and started an online cigar magazine & community site in 2005. (The site was acquired in 2008 and no longer exists.) He launched PipesMagazine.com in 2009, and in less than three years the site has become the largest trafficked pipe smoking related site, and the #1 Source for Pipes and Pipe Tobacco Information.

In the beginning of his career, Kevin worked in the hobby and specialty toy business for 16 years in sales, marketing, advertising and product development for three different manufacturers, and with his own company.

Over the last 10 years working in the online business, he has become an expert in Internet Marketing and SEO. Kevin is a Certified Salesforce Tobacconist (CST) through Tobacconist University, a member of Cigar Rights of America and is a "Media Member" of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association. In his spare time he sings, plays guitar, cooks, and enjoys all the wonderful places to go and things to do in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida where he lives in his penthouse bachelor pad. Kevin has been smoking cigars for 14 years.

 

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