Arango Releasing Exclusive Punch, Macanudo Lines

Arango Cigar Co. is bringing some exclusives to market under some very familiar names. The Illinois-based distributor is debuting two lines made by General Cigar Co.—the Punch Clasico and the Macanudo Clasico. And they’re only available in brick-and-mortar retailers.

Billed as an Arango exclusive, both lines come in four sizes, each named after a notable aspect of Chicago: Mag Mile at 5 1/2 inches by 40 ring, Windy City at 5 1/2 by 50, Bucktown at 6 by 54 and Gold Coast at 6 by 58. The Punches retail for $2.60 to $6.20 while the Macanudos go for between $6.40 and $8.50.

Macanudo clasico cigar.

“Both Clasico lines are limited to brick-and-mortar tobacconists, and are not available to Internet or mail-order retailers,” said Arango president Michael Gold. “We are presenting the cigars in 15-count boxes, another novel and price-friendly feature of the line.”

Macanudo Clasicos are made in the Dominican Republic and feature the signature Connecticut Shade wrapper found on General’s Macanudo Café line. Made in Honduras, the Punch Clasicos have an Ecuadoran wrapper.

This story first appeared in the February 12 issue of Cigar Insider.