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Macanudo Inspirado announced that the brand is partnering with Barstool Sports, the maverick sports lifestyle platform, and has been named the official cigar of the Barstool Classic Golf Tournament kicking off today at the Innisbrook Island Course in Palm Harbor, FL.


This year, the Barstool Classic is executing 20 stops with 26 events in 19 states, plus a four-day Championship at Pinehurst Resort. Through its sponsorship of the Barstool Classic, Macanudo will deliver brand experiences at all 26 qualifying tournaments and the four-day Championship. A national online sweepstakes and in-store events will expand the program’s reach throughout the country.

Barstool Sports is a next-generation media company that combines sports with pop culture to engage fans through innovative programming that spans digital and experiential activations.

Steve Abbot, senior brand manager of Macanudo said, “Barstool Sports bucks the typical conventions of sports programming to reach a wide range of adults, especially those entering the handmade cigar category. Our partnership with them is a game changer within the premium cigar category because it provides us with ability to connect with the next generation of cigar aficionados unlike any other handmade cigar brand has done before.”

This is the third year of the Barstool Classic, and all tournaments are sold out.

As the official cigar of the Barstool Classic, Macanudo Inspirado will have a branded mobile humidor onsite at each tournament. Laurel Tilley, Macanudo’s brand ambassador will be onsite at most tournaments to host Macanudo Inspirado brand experiences where she’ll assist with cutting and lighting of Macanudo Inspirado, and share her top tips to help make all cigar smokers look like pros.

Additionally, Macanudo Inspirado content will light up the Barstool Sports social feeds and vice versa throughout the tournament with Instagram stories, tweets, YouTube videos and more.

To drive its partnership with Barstool Sports, Macanudo is running the Macanudo Inspirado Barstool Sports Online Giveaway which features monthly prizes and a grand prize. Enter at From May through September, a monthly drawing will be held, with one winner receiving a 250-count stainless steel humidor complete with Spanish cedar shelves and a soft-touch digital thermometer. In September, two grand prize winners will each receive the Macanudo Inspirado Barstool Sports Limited Edition Golf set consisting of TaylorMade golf clubs as well as a co-branded golf bag and head covers featuring the Macanudo and Barstool Sports logos.

Macanudo’s sponsorship of the Barstool Classic will also be activated at retail events to be held at select cigar shops across the country. Putting contests and giveaways of Macanudo Inspirado and Barstool Sports swag will allow cigar smokers of legal smoking age to get in on the action.

Macanudo has had a long-standing association with the sport of golf, having sponsored programming on the Golf Channel and having sampled cigars to spectators of legal smoking age at select PGA events for the past two decades.


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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