General Cigar is proud to present Macanudo Vintage 2006, a phenomenal cigar showcasing only the most refined Connecticut Shade wrapper leaves from the 2006 crop.

More than 30 years ago, General Cigar created its first Macanudo Vintage cigar to spotlight an exceptional wrapper developed in part by Mother Nature herself. Today, guided by meticulous aging and precise maturation techniques which have been handed down throughout the years, the Vintage tradition continues with the release of Macanudo Vintage 2006.

“The Vintage 2006 Connecticut Shade wrapper was cultivated under perfect weather conditions.  Ideal sun, rainfall and temperatures yielded an extraordinary crop of shade tobacco that is beautiful to see, and even better to smoke,” said Bill Chilian, director of marketing for Macanudo.

A strikingly lustrous golden wrapper takes center stage in Macanudo Vintage 2006. Imparting a wonderfully balanced and complex flavor which is punctuated by the traditional Vintage blend, Macanudo Vintage 2006 will debut with just two frontmarks, as dictated by the leaves themselves.

Macanudo Vintage 2006 Robusto (5 ½” x 50) will make its retail debut in November, and will be available for a suggested retail price of $8.39 per cigar, or $100.68 for a box of 12. It will be complemented by Macanudo Vintage 2006 Toro (6” x 54) which will carry an SRP of $8.99 per cigar, or a box price of $107.88.

These exceptional cigars will be protected in handsome mahogany boxes. When the lid is lifted, the fragrant cedar aroma and eye-catching golden metal cigar bands take over the senses, beckoning the true cigar lover to savor the indulgence that can only be had with a time-honored classic.


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.