Camacho and its producers play an important role in the history of the cigar. The brand was founded in Miami, in 1961, by Simon Camacho. In 1995, it was acquired by Caribe Imported Cigars, a company owned by the Eiroa family, originally from Cuba but now active in the USA and in Honduras. In October 2008, Camacho became part of the Oettinger Davidoff Group. The Camacho story begins in 1961, the year in which Simon Camacho, forced into exile from Cuba, opened a factory in Miami and set about making cigars using tobacco of Central American provenance. His brand soon also gained an excellent reputation beyond the shores of the USA. Among its aficionados was the legendary British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, after whom Camacho had named one of its formats. In 1995, five years after the death of its founder, Camacho was acquired by the Eiroa family.