General Cigar Releases Rare Macanudo Vintage Cigars.
General Cigar presents the opportunity to own a piece of premium cigar history with rare Macanudo Vintage cigars. A limited release of the final remaining Vintage cigars from the 1984 and 1988 collections will be made available at prices established when the cigars were launched more than two decades ago.
Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar said, “Macanudo was the first brand to introduce Vintage cigars, and this collection has played an important role in the evolution of the brand. As such, we have intentionally withheld limited quantities of our Vintage offerings over the years, and are proud to offer an allotment of the remaining cigars this year to the delight of Macanudo loyalists who continue to make the brand a worldwide best-seller.”
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1984
Like the greatest of Bordeaux wines, a Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection cigar is the result of extraordinary climatic conditions. In the latter part of the past century, only five Macanudo crops of Connecticut Shade wrapper tobacco were deemed worthy of the Macanudo Vintage designation. The 1984 crop yielded the richest of wrapper leaves which were slowly cured, not once but twice, to further enrich their flavor.
A fine expression of the Macanudo Vintage series, Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1984 cigars are cradled in a handsome wooden box that upon opening, reveals a flawless wrapper and a cigar of meticulous craftsmanship. Two sizes of Macanudo Vintage Cabinet 1984 will be released in August, in boxes containing 20 cigars.
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet II C 1984 — 6” x 42 – SPR per cigar $25.59 ($511.80 per box)
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet III C 1984 – 5” x 42 – SPR cigar $24.59 ($491.80 per box)
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1988
Macanudo 1988 Vintage Cabinet Selection is made with a Connecticut Shade wrapper from a crop that many considered to be the best in decades. The fine, supple wrappers went through two winter “sweats” in curing sheds in Connecticut before artisans hand-selected leaves worthy of inclusion in this small batch series.
The blend is made with superlative tobaccos. The San Andres binder was selected from the best of the highly rated 1988 crop. The binder leaves underwent “medio tiempo” aging, left to ripen 50% longer, allowing the leaves to become heavier in texture, darker in color and fuller in taste. The result is a cigar that is peerless in appearance, flavor and construction. Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1988 cigars will be distributed in August, in boxes that protect 20 cigars.
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet I C 1988— 7” x 49 – SPR per cigar $14.99 ($299.80 per box)
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet II C 1988 – 6” x 42 – SPR cigar $13.49 ($269.80 per box)
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet III C 1988 – 5” x 42 – SPR cigar $11.99 ($239.80 per box)
Macanudo Vintage Cabinet V C 1988 – 5” x 49 – SPR cigar $14.49 ($298.80 per box)
About General Cigar Company
General Cigar Co. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of handcrafted cigars for the premium market in the US. The company is owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo®, Cohiba®, La Gloria Cubana®, Partagas®, CAO®, Punch®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends and has a dedicated R&D practice that develops new varieties of tobacco and revitalizes vintage seeds. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through wholesalers and retailers in the US. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City.
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