The blend of the original returns, with a binder aged in the French Oak barrels used to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon.
Previous versions of the Gold Nugget have been 4 x 60, this year’s cigar measures 4 1/2 x 60.
Tercios are bales of tobacco that are wrapped inside of royal palm leaves. General Cigar Dominicana is one of two Dominican factories that prominently use this unique aging method.
The small, slender vitola becomes the seventh size in the line.
The Macanudo Inspirado brand will celebrate the Lunar New Year, though the cigar won’t be found on U.S. store shelves.
General Cigar Co. has collaborated with Flint Knoll, a Napa, Calif.-based winery. The new Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll uses a Connecticut broadleaf binder aged in French oak barrels.
Macanudo Inspirado Jamao gets its name from two different growing regions: the Jamastran Valley in Honduras and Mao in the Dominican Republic. General Cigar Co. took a habano seed from the Jamastran Valley and planted in Mao, which is used for the wrapper of this cigar.