The celebration of Macanudo’s 50th anniversary may have finished in late May, but one of the most exciting developments is the release of the Macanudo Inspirado Red. The cigars in the Inspirado portfolio—which consists of White, Black, and Orange— have all previously been given high marks by cigar reviewers, but the Red is a departure from the traditional lineup.
Though the brand is normally manufactured in the Dominican Republic, the Inspirado Red is the first Macanudo cigar to be made in Nicaragua. It is bolder and more full-bodied with enticing notes of pepper and spice and aged tobaccos derived from volcanic soils.
“We’re going back to the roots of tobacco,” says Regis Broersma, president of General Cigar Company. “There’s more complex flavors, Ecuadorean Habano wrapper, and a hearty Nicaraguan Jalapa binder, which gives it a little more sweetness, a little more complexity.”
The Inspirado Red also features aged fillers including 12-year aged Nicaraguan Ometepe, 10-year aged Honduran Jamastran and five-year aged Nicaraguan Esteli.
“We’re very excited about this product because it’s unlike anything we’ve done on Macanudo,” says Broersma. “We’re listening to our consumers, we’re listening to our customers, and we’re giving them a product we know will be well-received.”
The Inspirado Red debuted in three sizes, each presented in 20-count boxes:
Robusto: 5 x 50 (box-pressed)
Toro: 6 x 50
Gigante: 6 x 60
For more information, and to order this cigar, visit macanudo.com.
For a full history of Macanudo cigars, click here.
Read our review of the Inspirado Red!
Have you tried the Inspirado White and Black yet? Here’s how Jhonys Diaz, the mastermind behind the blend development, describes each cigar.
Macanudo Inspirado White
“We spent several years developing this blend, using tobaccos we refined and aged to perfection. Think of the most creamy, alluring cigar you’ve ever had. Amplify the complexity, and you have Macanudo Inspirado White.”
Macanudo Inspirado Black
“This cigar represents sophistication and is truly for the initiated smoker. It’s about tobaccos that deliver incredible full-bodied flavor and complexity in a cigar that’s balanced and pleasurable to smoke.”