The Macanudo Inspirado line will be getting an extension with a rather unique wrapper: Connecticut shade tobacco grown in Brazil.
Next month, General Cigar Co.will ship the Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade, a new limited edition line that will use a Connecticut shade wrapper grown in Bahia, Brazil over a Mexican San Andrés binder and four filler tobaccos: Brazilian mata fina; cubita grown in Mao, Dominican Republic; piloto cubano from the Dominican Republic; and tobacco from Jalapa, Nicaragua.
It will be offered in two sizes:
- Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Toro (6 1/4 x 52) — $10.49 (Box of 10, $104.90)
- Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Churchill (7 x 48) — $10.99 (Box of 10, $109.90)
There will be 2,000 boxes of the Toro released and 1,500 of the Brazilian Shade Churchill.
“Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade required a significant investment in agronomy, spanning Central and South America,” said Steve Abbot, senior brand manager for Macanudo, in a press release. “This blend speaks to the lengths that we as a brand will go to in order to bring excitement to premium cigar smokers, and we’re confident that cigar lovers will be drawn to the singular experience this blend delivers.”
Connecticut shade wrapper is being grown in most major cigar tobacco regions. Last year, Villiger launched the Villiger do Brasil Claro which uses a Brazilian Connecticut shade wrapper.
Update (April 13, 2021) — Added images and information from the press release. This story was originally published on April 9, 2021.