Last year, General Cigar Co. ushered in what it called a new era for Macanudo with the release of M by Macanudo, the first infused Macanudo that incorporated “nuances of gourmet coffee.” This year it expands on that with M Bourbon by Macanudo, the first flavored cigar in the brand’s history.

The cigar uses an Ecuadoran Connecticut shade wrapper, an Ecuadoran binder and a filler from the Dominican Republic. In addition to notes of bourbon, the company says it offers American oak, sweet cherries and earthy, aromatic bitters.

It is being released in three sizes:

  • M Bourbon by Macanudo Robusto (5 x 50) – $7.49 (Box of 20, $149.80)
  • M Bourbon by Macanudo Toro (6 x 50) – $7.99 (Box of 20, $159.80)
  • M Bourbon by Macanudo Churchill (7 x 47) – $8.49 (Box of 20, $169.80)

The cigars are set to begin shipping on Aug. 1.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.