The draw from start to finish was solid. It was a little loose for my taste, but nothing to complain about in the giant scheme of things. Good bit of smoke produced with each draw.
I was not impressed with the Camacho Liberty 2005 Throwback. It lacked a flavor profile that showed balance and diversity. While there was some transitioning from when the ring gauge increased and decreased, it did not deliver a complex flavor profile that could have flourished with the changes of the ring gauge from start to finish. It had some strength and body to it, but it was lacking in so many other areas that it failed in becoming an enjoyable cigar. It touched the roots of some old aspects of Camacho that I enjoy, a lot of strength and body, but at the same time missed the mark on what good Honduran tobacco and great blending can deliver. If you look at this and Coyolar, Coyolar delivered what the Coyolar once delivered. Maybe this Liberty did as well and I did not enjoy this past Liberty. Honestly, I can’t remember many Liberty experiences. Maybe that is saying something. I am a strong believer in cigars being flavorful, complex and having depth, and this cigar lacks all of those. While I enjoy Camacho working to be the old Camacho, producing cigars that are all Honduran and have strength and body, they need to be careful in doing so. Not everything Camacho use to do was great, and I felt sometimes they could have focused more on a complex flavor profile that had depth. They need to take that into account when trying to make strong and full body cigars. And if they do that, they will have some amazing offerings. When thinking about the Liberty, I think of Patrick Henry. As everyone knows, he is famous for saying, “Give me liberty or give me death.” … If that is the case here, give me death.