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No. 1 Premium Cigar of 2016 Macanudo Estate Reserve Jamaica Cigar.


No. 1 Premium Cigar of 2016 Macanudo Estate Reserve Jamaica Cigar.


General Cigar Company is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and marketers of premium cigars.  Their artisans in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua are passionate about handcrafting their iconic products to maximize the cigar smoking experience.  General Cigar’s portfolio of acclaimed brands includes Macanudo, Cohiba, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana, CAO, Hoyo de Monterrey, Excalibur and Foundry.

Given their large size, they are able to buy, age and store their own tobacco, operating three factories in each of the top cigar-making countries.  As a result, their team of cigar masters can utilize an extremely broad base of tobacco in creating new blends, and they can move quickly to bring innovative new products to consumers.  Their joint venture with the Plasencia Group provides additional capabilities in leaf growing, processing, and cigar making.  The Plasencia Group’s highly regarded, family-owned operations encompass five cigar factories and more than 20,000 acres of tobacco farms.


Outstanding over all construction with a great burn and draw.  Effortless cigar to enjoy giving a full and rich characters with a great medium-full body.  The cigar produced a long and flavorful finish.  Excellent well made, unique cigar that is bursting with flavor.

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf; Binder: Mexican San Andrés; Filler: Dominican Republic, Jamaica & Nicaragua; Size: 5” x 50.

Cost: $16.00

Rating: 92

About General Cigar

General Cigar Co. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of handcrafted cigars for the premium market. 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. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City. In 2010, General Cigar entered into a joint venture agreement with Plasencia Group to expand its leaf growing and processing expertise and increase its access to tobacco.  Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through tobacconists in the U.S. and exports select products to 62 countries. For more information, visit

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