Macanudo Mao Cigar New Release.
The evolution of Macanudo continues with Macanudo Mao, a limited edition release featuring heirloom Dominican seeds from the 1960’s.
Reflecting a previously-untouched science, Macanudo’s team of agronomists regenerated the seeds over eight growing seasons, breeding the plants in two different countries to deliver improved leaf shape, color and combustibility, while preserving the rare tobacco’s true flavor.
In just four years, the agronomists have replicated the taste of a bygone era for the sheer enjoyment of today’s discerning smokers.
The regenerated Dominican tobacco comprises the lion’s share of the blend, which also includes Nicaraguan and Colombian long filler and a Mexican binder. The wrapper is a silky Connecticut Shade selected solely for Macanudo Mao.
Jhonys Diaz, master blender and vice president of operations said, “Macanudo Mao is one of our finest examples of tobacco expertise to date. We began our regeneration experiments more than five years ago, and are extremely proud of our team of agronomists for bringing this exceptionally-flavored tobacco back to life.”
Named for the growing region in the Dominican Republic where the seeds were cultivated, Mao delivers a new dimension of strength, flavor and sweetness to the brand, while retaining the smooth-smoking characteristics of all cigars bearing the Macanudo crest.
This exceptional cigar is handcrafted in the D.R. and will only be available until the limited release of 1,800 boxes per size is depleted.
Macanudo Mao will be available beginning in September in three frontmarks, each protected in individual coffins and presented in 10-count boxes. They are:
No. 10 — 5 x 50; SRP per cigar is $16.00
No. 11 — 7 x 50; SRP per cigar is $17.00
No. 12 — 6 x 57; SRP per cigar is $18.00
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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