Macanudo is celebrating its 50th anniversary and General Cigar Co. has promised the world a variety of new products. The first of those will be the Macanudo Inspirado Red.
Of note, this will be a Nicaraguan-made Macanudo, whereas most Macanudos are made at General Cigar Dominicana in the Dominican Republic.
“We created Macanudo Inspirado Red to speak to the brand’s unique ability to adapt to the preferences of today’s cigar lovers,” said José de Castro, vp of marketing for General Cigar Co., in a press release. “Nicaraguan cigars are hot right now. With ‘Inspirado Red,’ we show how nimble the brand can be by introducing a unique, Nicaraguan-forward blend to the line, while highlighting the expertise of the torcederos from our cigar factory in Esteli.”
As for the blend, it uses an Ecuadorian habano ligero wrapper, a Nicaraguan Jalapa binder and a variety of aged fillers including 12-year-old tobaccos from Ometepe, Nicaragua, 10-year-old fillers from the Jamastran Valley in Honduras and five-year-old tobaccos from Estelí.
- Macanudo Inspirado Red Robusto (5 x 50) — $6.49 (Boxes of 20, $129.80)
- Macanudo Inspirado Red Toro (6 x 50) — $6.99 (Boxes of 20, $139.80)
- Macanudo Inspirado Red Gigante (6 x 60) — $7.49 (Boxes of 20, $149.80)
The Inspirado Red Robusto is listed as box-pressed.
General Cigar Co. says it will begin shipping the cigars in late March.