Last year, in honor of Hall of Famer Mike Ditka’s jersey retirement at Soldier Field in Chicago, (where he spent five years as a tight end and ten years as a coach, ultimately winning it all in 1985 at Super Bowl XX) Camacho released the Special Limited Edition Ditka 89.
Cigar Stats: The Ditka 89 starts with filler from the Dominican Republic and Honduras, a binder from Nicaragua, and a Mexican maduro wrapper from the San Andres Valley. Being a Special Limited Edition, it is available in only one size: Toro (6 x 50), with a suggested retail price of $12.75 per stick.
Appearance: Much like its namesake, the Ditka 89 is solidly built with a rugged looking exterior. The medium-to-dark brown wrapper sports a bit of tooth, a moderate amount of oil, and one major vein located near the triple cap.
The Smoke: Almonds, cedar, coffee, and a mild sweetness dominate the first third, with some lingering pepper on the fiinish. The flavors remain the same throughout the mid-section, with a rich and creamy smoke coating the mouth on every puff. The final third adds some charred notes and bursts of pepper to the existing array of flavors.
Verdict: The Special Limited Edition Ditka 89 is a medium-to-full bodied cigar with not a lot of changes in its makeup, but the flavors that are present and constant are very, very tasty. To learn more about the Special Limited Edition Ditka 89 or the entire line of Camacho cigars, visit camachocigars.com. - Jason Zahner