The mildest of the Macanudo Inspirado series now has two new cigars. Last week, General Cigar Co. shipped its first boxes of Macanudo Inspirado White Coronas and tins of Cigarillos to retailers across the United States. Although the brand already had six cigars in its portfolio, customer demand for smaller sizes prompted General to add these diminutive smokes to the line.
The Coronas are handmade cigars that measure 5 1/2 inches long by 42 ring gauge. They retail for $5.49 and come in 20-count boxes. Like the rest of the handmade brand, the Coronas are made in Honduras at General’s HATSA factory with a blend of Ecuador Connecticut wrapper, Indonesian binder and filler from Mexico and Nicaragua.
The Cigarillos are different, made by machine in the Dominican Republic at General Cigar Dominicana. The tiny smokes (4 3/16 by 32) are packaged in 10-count tins that retail for $15.99. The blend is slightly different from that of the handmade Inspirados. While the wrappers are both Ecuador Connecticut, the binder is Mexican and the filler consists of tobacco from Mexico, Nicaragua and Indonesia.