Macanudo’s storied history begins in Jamaica, where, for its first 30 years, the brand was handcrafted in a dedicated factory in Kingston. While the legendary property was closed in the year 2000, the allure of Jamaican tobacco remains intrinsic to Macanudo’s roots.
In homage to its heritage, the 2014 release of Macanudo Estate Reserve hearkens back to the very beginnings of America’s best-selling premium cigar brand with a blend that prominently features a rare Jamaican leaf.
Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar said, “To experience Macanudo Estate Reserve is to savor a tradition that spans nearly half a century, for this exceptional cigar offers a glimpse into the flavor and aroma that ignited the passion for one of the world’s most beloved cigars.”
For this, the second expression of Macanudo Estate Reserve, the blend is made of a private reserve of Jamaican tobacco, cultivated and aged exclusively for this limited edition release. The wrapper is Connecticut, aged for 10 years under the watchful eyes of Macanudo’s seasoned tobacco experts. A medium-bodied cigar with a Mexican binder that delivers a perfectly even burn, Macanudo Estate Reserve is a creamy smoke, elegantly refined and supremely delicious.
The artistry of Macanudo Estate Reserve extends to its packaging, for the cigars are protected in sleek, handcrafted boxes of solid mahogany, with elegant, sloping corners and embellished with subtle golden accents.
Three super-premium frontmarks will be released, each individually encased in wooden coffins. The rarity of the cigar’s tobaccos has limited production to just 1,800 boxes per size.
Macanudo Estate Reserve will be available beginning in October. Each of the three sizes are protected in ten-count boxes.
- Belicoso (6” x 57), SRP per cigar is $18.00
- Churchill (7” x 50), SRP per cigar is $17.00
- Robusto (5” x 50), SRP per cigar is $16.00