Rich and smooth, Macanudo is one of the most popular cigar bands with a distinct, smooth and robust taste that defines all their cigars. Hand Rolled, their cigars are twice aged to ensure that the leaves are as strong, smooth and flavorful as possible. A brand unlike any other, Macanudo is an award winning giant, that is on the list of every serious aficionado.
Few moments rival the decadence of indulging in the first draw of a freshly lit cigar. A good cigar will greet you with warm, complex notes and a brief aromatic escape. A great cigar will make that greeting into a journey lasting from first light, to smooth finish. Few cigarmakers can claim the coveted title of being a great cigar, but Macanudo not only lives up to this in both the quality of smoke and in pedigree, but it proudly wears greatness as its namesake—having been given the name Macanudo, Spanish for “the great.”
In 1968 Macanudo began life as a frontmark for select cigars produced by the Cuban brand, Punch Cigar Co. After General Cigar Co., prominent manufacturer of several of the world’s most beloved premium cigar brands, acquired Macanudo in 1971, cigarmaking legend, Ramon Cifuentes Toriello of Partagas cigars, was placed at the helm and oversaw production in Jamaica. Macanudo quickly became an icon with its classic, uncomplicated Parejo and Torpedo designs, and a smooth, unmistakable flavor all its own. In 2000 production moved to Dominican Republic, where all Macanudo cigars are handcrafted as they have been since 1968, using primarily Dominican tobacco, aged for up to two years in rum barrels, then skillful artisans strip, sort, blend and roll the leaves by hand to the exacting standards of excellence which have become synonymous with Macanudo. Macanudo remains a marquee member of the General Cigar Co. family, lauded by critics and fans alike.
Macanudo’s most iconic offering is their Macanudo Café, a mild, flavorful blend of Dominican (Piloto Cubano), and Mexican tobacco, hand-bound with Mexican San Andrean leaf, and beautifully finished with a Connecticut Shade wrap. This classic offering can be enjoyed by both veteran aficionados and beginners, but Macanudo has a wide and distinct range of flavor experiences. For the bold, Macanudo has the Macanudo Inspirado Black, named #17 Best Cigar of 2016 by Cigar Journal and nominated for the Cigar Trophy 2016 for Best Value, as well as the full-bodied Macanudo 1968. For fans of the rare and exclusive, there is the limited Macanudo Estate Reserve, made with leaves aged for eight to ten years, celebrating Macanudo’s 45th anniversary.
Whichever flavor profile from the Macanudo lineup you elect to experience, you will enjoy a perfect balance of the signature Macanudo smooth smoke, with the more daring or mild blends of your choice. With each draw, you will immerse yourself in a fragrant homage to Macanudo as it was in 1968, with modern blends and notes that embody the company’s position as “the great” cigar, and an “evolution of an icon.” Every aficionado owes it to themselves to experience the icon that is Macanudo.