Camacho Cigars light up Fashion week, Emmy awards
By April MacIntyre Oct 10, 2010, 2:06 GMT
One New York City fashion week event was held at the penthouse in Milk Studios. The fashionable crowd included editors, models, publicists, bloggers, tastemakers and the fashionistas from Brooklyn. Image courtesy of Camacho Cigars
A historic Florida-based business was born from a Cuban family fleeing their homeland in 1960 when Fidel Castro and his followers succeeded in the overthrow of the Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista.
During that period in time, a great number of people fled Cuba, mostly wealthy upper middle-class people who left the island in the early 1960’s, often times leaving valuable assets behind.
The Camacho Cigar story began in 1961; a brief synopsis of this history-rich company commences when Simon Camacho, a Cuban in exile and now stateside, opened a factory in Miami making cigars using tobacco of Central-American origin. His brand caught fire, and soon gained aficionados such as British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
In 1995, it was acquired by Caribe Imported Cigars, a company owned by the Eiroa family, also early 1960's émigrés from Cuba as well. October 2008, Camacho Cigars was snapped up by the Swiss-owned Oettinger Davidoff Group.
According to their latest product catalog, Camacho brand is produced at Danli, Honduras and is made up of series such as “Corojo”, “Connecticut”, “Criollo”, “Diploma”, “Select”, “SLR” and “Triple Maduro”. In addition to Camacho, the company’s product portfolio also includes “Baccarat* ‘The Game’” (Caribe’s bestseller), “Baccarat* Dominican”, “Don Felo”, “Don Macho” “La Fontana”, “La Fontana Consigliere”, “LegendArio”, “National Brand” and “The Repeater.”
Today, Christian Eiroa serves as President of Camacho Cigars in the USA and oversees the cigar production from five hundred acres of Corojo Seed wrapper leaves at home in Honduras.
Under Eiroa's direction, Camacho cigars have taken a turn for the celebrity life, and were front and center during fashion week parties in New York for 2010.
One New York City fashion week event was held at the penthouse in Milk Studios. The fashionable crowd included editors, models, publicists, bloggers, tastemakers and the fashionistas from Brooklyn. Fashion editors for Elle, Vogue and WWD were reported to have ordered the stylish wood Camacho cigar boxes for their best clients and private parties. Party guests danced to The Misshapes, sipped cocktails, and could be seen puffing away on Camachos.
Camacho Cigars have quickly become a favorite among celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino. The cigars were also stocked for the 2010 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in the HBO Lounge, the official cigar for their Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, from August 27th to 29th, 2010.