Cigar Aficionado

Macanudo Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Estate Reserve

To commemorate the Macanudo brand's 45th anniversary, General Cigar Co. will be releasing the Macanudo Estate Reserve this coming October. It's a limited-edition cigar that features a Connecticut shade wrapper along with binder and filler tobacco from the Dominican Republic.

"The Estate Reserve series will feature an annually released, limited-edition blend made with tobaccos that have never been considered for Macanudo or any other General Cigar brand," said Alan Willner, General's vice president of marketing. According to the company, the wrapper leaf for this year's Estate Reserve was sourced from an "independent grower" and all the tobacco in the blend was aged at least eight to 10 years.

Individually packaged in wooden coffins and gold foil, the Estate Reserves come in three sizes: No. I (7 inches by 50 ring), No. II (6 by 52) and No. III (5 by 50). They'll retail for $16 to $18 each.

Only 3,000 ten-count boxes were produced, all of which are crafted from solid mahogany and finished with golden accents.

The Macanudo brand is General Cigar's best-selling premium line by volume and has been one of the most recognizable smokes in the United States market for many years. Its combination of approachable mild flavors and consistency ensures it as General's perennial top seller.