I had enjoyed a number of Camacho Diplomas over the years, including one from the very first run of the cigars. If you're not familiar with the Diploma, it was basically an amped-up version of the Camacho Corojo. Using the same basic concept - a cigar made of 100% Honduran Corojo - Camacho elevated the richness by using leaves from higher primings to make the Diploma extra-bold.
I was recently handed a triangular cigar coffin finished in glossy black lacquer that announced that The Original Diploma was back, so I opened it with anticipation mixed with a touch of skepticism, The cold aroma was certainly correct - earthy and sweet. Once I cut and toasted it and lit it up, I was transported back. This cigar is the real deal. The dried fruit sweetness that Honduran Corojo is known for was right up front with notes of cocoa and coffee right behind. A touch of sweet wood and lively spice capped off the flavor profile. If you used to enjoy the Diploma, you'll instantly recognize the flavor, and if you never got the chance, now's your opportunity. To add a perfect finishing touch, the gorgeous box and coffins are among the most visually striking we have ever seen. You'll want to give Camacho The Original Diploma a try.