The evolution of Macanudo continues with Macanudo Inspirado Red, a fiery new addition to the top-rated Inspirado portfolio. This bold, full-bodied offering represents the marriage of rich volcanic soil and profound aging techniques to achieve unmatched strength and refinement.
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Macanudo, we created Macanudo Inspirado Red to speak to the brand’s unique ability to adapt to the preferences of today’s cigar lovers,” José de Castro, vice president of marketing for General Cigar’s Macanudo brand says. “Nicaraguan cigars are hot right now. With Inspirado Red, we show how nimble the brand can be by introducing a unique, Nicaraguan-forward blend to the line, while highlighting the expertise of the torcederos from our cigar factory in Esteli.”
Dressed in Ecuadoran Habano ligero and blended with rarefied tobaccos including twelve-year aged Nicaraguan Ometepe, ten-year aged Honduran Jamastran and five-year-aged Nicaraguan Esteli, Macanudo Inspirado Red has a hearty Nicaraguan Jalapa binder. Enticing notes of pepper and spice reign, transcending the experience of Central American tobaccos to the point of sublime.
Macanudo Inspirado Red is handcrafted at STG Esteli in Nicaragua and will be available throughout the U.S. in all channels beginning in late March. The line will debut with three frontmarks as detailed below, each presented in 20-count boxes:
Robusto: 5 x 50 (box pressed)
Toro: 6 x 50
Gigante: 6 x 60
We sampled this cigar while attending Procigar in the Dominican Republic. We are big fans of the Inspirado series but this may be our new favorite one.
Full story on the Inspirado Red is coming soon.