At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, the Cohiba brand of General cigar introduced the Cohiba Macassar. The Macassar derives its name from Indonesian Ebony Macassar – the high end wood that is considered one of the most difficult to procure.
With the release of the Cohiba Macassar, Cohiba has discontinued the Cohiba Comador – the collaboration with Jay-Z. The blend for the Macassar is a new one, but was derived from the Comador blend. In particular, the wrapper for the Cohiba Macassar was grown in a different region of the Connecticut River Valley. The blend also incorporates a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a fillers consisting of proprietary Dominican Mao region and Nicaraguan Jalapa tobaccos.
Most of the tobaccos are aged a minimum of four years, with the last year aged in a rum barrel. The binder actually goes through a longer process, aging for six years.
The Cohiba Macassar is being launched in three sizes. Each size is packaged in ten count boxes. The box also reflects theme of the Ebony Macassar wood.
At a glance, here is a look at the Cohiba Macassar:
Wrapper: Connecticut Grown Havano Seed (Seco)
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Proprietary Dominican Seed (Mao), Nicaraguan Jalapa
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Toro Grande: 6 x 52 (SRP $21.99)
Gigante: 6 x 60 (SRP $23.99)
Double Corona: 7 1/4 x 54 (SRP$24.99)