News: New Sizes and Special Offerings by General Cigar Co.
New Sizes and Special Offerings.
Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto Tubo
Macanudo Inspirado White was one of the biggest hits of IPCPR last year, with high post-show ratings to back up the hype. The momentum of this critically-acclaimed line shows no signs of slowing down. New for this year, the brand welcomes its first new vitola, a classic robusto in a protective tube. With bold branding elements, the white and silver tubo is both eye-catching and practical, making it easy for cigar lovers to enjoy this deeply-aged, flavorful smoke on nearly any occasion. Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto Tubo (5” x 50); SRP per cigar is $7.49; 20 cigars per box.
Macanudo Inspirado Black Tubo
Like its sister brand, Macanudo Inspirado Black made waves when it debuted last year. Buzz for this brand permeated the handmade cigar category, with media exposure in luxury publications including Robb Report and Worth. New for this year is a handsome robusto-sized tubo. Its impressive black and silver design signals the peppery indulgence that lies within and sets the stage for the unforgettable smoking experience that can only be had with this Nicaraguan-forward blend. Macanudo Inspirado Black Robusto Tubo (4.875” x 48); SRP per cigar is $7.99; 20 cigars per box.
Cohiba Sartorial Collection
Just as true connoisseurs surround themselves in the finest made-to-order items, the Cohiba Sartorial Collection is inspired by the quest to have what is unattainable to most. The artistry that comes with expert blending and the personal style that is cultivated with understated pops of luxury are on full display in this limited edition offering. Featured within the Cohiba Sartorial Collection are two unique blends representing Cohiba’s commitment to complex flavor and flawless construction, along with a pair of gunmetal cufflinks with the brand’s signature “Red Dot” logo enameled in the center.
Contained within the pack are two cigars of a blend called X2. The 6” x 52 cigars feature a rich, sungrown Cameroon wrapper aged for five years. Beneath the rare wrapper is a Mexican San Andres binder, and a blend of hand-selected Brazilian and Dominican tobaccos. The binder and filler are fermented for four months before undergoing an additional six months of aging in rum barrels. The result is a bold, earthy and aromatic smoke.
The two additional cigars contained within are a refined and elegant Dominican puro called D3. This blend was born from the organic soils of the island’s Cibao and Northwestern agricultural growing regions. The vitolas measure 6” x 54 to maximize the smoking experience which delivers earthy notes and a subtle undercurrent of sweetness.
This limited edition offer will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.99. Four cigars and one pair of cufflinks are included within.
Macanudo Collection with Lighter
As America’s top-selling premium cigar brand, Macanudo Café, Cru Royale and Maduro are universally appealing to those devoted to handcrafted cigars. With a windowed view of the six, impeccably constructed cigars contained inside, this special offer is made even more enticing with a branded quad-flame lighter. The pack will sell at retail for an SRP of $49.99.
Partagas Collection with Lighter
What’s better than smoking a full-bodied Partagas Black Label cigar? How about having the bold flavor of Partagas 1845 and the enticing flavor of Partagas Yellow Box on hand for future smoking occasions? This special window box contains a total of six cigars, with the added bonus of a branded quad-flame lighter. Quantities are limited. The Partagas Collection with Lighter will sell at retail for an SRP of $49.99.
Pack of Punch
Punch and Honduras go hand in hand, just like Mr. Punch and sarcasm. Fitting that the Pack of Punch sampler brings together some of the brand’s most popular blends and best-selling sizes and features the snarky mascot on the box. Each pack contains six cigars, representing classic Punch, Rare Corojo, Grand Cru and Deluxe collections. A counter display houses the packs and stands out instore, thanks to Punch’s signature red and blue colors. This is a brick and mortar exclusive, available for just $24.99 per pack.
CAO World Sampler
Take a trip around the world with the CAO World Sampler which features the unique flavors of four countries in one special collection. Indulge in spicy Brazilian tobacco, rare Italian leaf, smooth Connecticut Maduro and exotic Colombian tobacco with this globe-trotting sampler. It contains one each of these CAO favorites: CAO Brazilia Gol!, Italia Ciao, America Potomac and Colombia Vallenato. This four-cigar collection is available for a per-pack SRP of $21.99, an offer that’s even more enticing than previous releases.
CAO Gold Sampler
Cigar lovers drawn to the mellow flavor of CAO Gold and the slightly spicy nuances of CAO Gold Maduro can now enjoy the indulgences of both blends, thanks to the CAO Gold Sampler. This outstanding combo pack highlights two great tastes and includes four cigars at an unbeatable price point. This is a must have for fans of CAO at an unbeatable SPR of $19.99.
Flavours by CAO Sampler
Complete with six Petit Corona cigars from our most popular flavor-infused offerings, “flavours by CAO” is a delight for the senses. A treasure trove of taste nuances awaits the premium cigar smoker who seeks to indulge in the finest mild tobaccos subtly accented by our unique, natural flavorings. For those who wish to indulge in CAO’s collection of flavours, this special, six-cigar sampler offers a guided tour at a great SRP of $29.99.
CAO Champions Sampler
The CAO Champions Sampler II includes OSA Sol and LX2, in addition to the best blends from the original Champions Sampler collection. Cigar lovers who seek the full spectrum of top-rated offerings from CAO need look no further than this attractive black leather travel humidor. Ten blockbuster cigars are included in this powerhouse offer, for a suggested retail price of $89.99.
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 www.cigarworld.com.
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