Earlier this month, Macanudo announced plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the brand. Coming in March will be a new release coinciding with the milestone, the Macanudo Inspirado Red. The one thing that will be different about this Macanudo as opposed to other ones, is the Macanudo Inspirado Red will be produced in Nicaragua. The cigars have a targeted March 26th, 2018 availability date.
The Macanudo Red features an Ecuadorian Habano Ligero wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder from Jalapa and a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos. The Inspirado Red will be available in three sizes: Robusto Box-Pressed, Toro, and Gordo – each packaged in 20-count boxes.
In a press release, José de Castro, vice president of marketing for General Cigar’s Macanudo brand said, “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. 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 Estelí.”
Inspirado is a brand that was originally introduced to Europe. In 2016, the Macanudo Inspirado Orange was introduced to U.S. brick and mortar shops. Last year, the Macanudo Inspirado White (Ecuadorian Connecticut) and Macanudo Inspirado Black (Connecticut Broadleaf) were added.
At a glance, here is a look at the Macanudo Inspirado Red:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero
Binder: Jalapa (Nicaragua)
Filler: Jamastran Valley Honduras (Aged 10 Years), Ometepe Nicaragua (Aged 12 Years), Estelí Nicaragua (aged 5 years)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (STG Estelí)
Robusto (Box Pressed): 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50
Gigante: 6 x 60
Photo Credits: General Cigar Company