There’s a new version of the Macanudo Inspired line that will use a tobacco General Cigar Co. says started life as a habano-seed from the Jamastran Valley in Honduras, but was planted in the Mao region of the Dominican Republic.

That combination is where the Jamao name came to be, combining “Jamastran” and “Mao.” As for the tobacco, General planted it in Mao—located in the northwestern part of the country, about halfway between Santiago de los Caballeros and the Haitian border—and grown without the use of shade cloth. Underneath that is a Honduran binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. Like most Macanudos, it is made at General Cigar Dominicana.

  • Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro (5 3/4 x 52) — $10.49 (Box of 20, $209.80)
  • Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Churchill (7 x 49) — $10.99 (Box of 20, $219.80)

“For this limited edition expression of Macanudo Inspirado, we acclimated a Habano seed varietal from Jamastran, Honduras to Mao, DR and ultimately produced a beautiful wrapper,” said Jhonys Diaz, svp of leaf operations for General Cigar Co., in a press release. “To honor the many people who worked hard to produce this wrapper for the first time, we named the release ‘Jamao’ which represents the blending of Jamastran and Mao.”

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