General Cigar has announced the seventh blend released under its Macanudo Inspirado line, the Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade.

General Cigar Company’s Macanudo brand brings a contemporary look and feel. It has also served as an innovation platform with the Macanudo brand. In this case, as the name indicates the cigar features a proprietary Brazilian-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper from the Bahia region. In addition to the Brazilian Connecticut Shade wrapper, the cigar uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper and a filler blend that General features “Dominican Cubita.” Dominican Cubita is a proprietary sun-grown tobacco cultivated n the bucolic region of Mao, Dominican Republic. In addition to the Dominican Cubita, the fillers also feature Brazilian, Dominican Piloto Cubano, and Nicaraguan Jalapa.

The cigars are presented in ten-count boxes in two sizes: Toro (6 1/2 x 52) and Churchill (7 x 50).

While the previous six releases of the Macanudo Inspirado featured a solid colored background on the packaging, the Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade is adorned with the colors of the Brazilian flag.

In a press release, Steve Abbot, senior brand manager of Macanudo, said, “Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade required a significant investment in agronomy, spanning Central and South America. This blend speaks to the lengths that we as a brand will go to in order to bring excitement to premium cigar smokers, and we’re confident that cigar lovers will be drawn to the singular experience this blend delivers.”

The cigars are scheduled to ship to retailers on May 4.

At a glance, here is a look at the Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Brazilian-Grown Connecticut Shade
Binder: San Andres
Filler: Braziian, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Piloto Cubano, Dominican Cubita
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana

Vitolas Offered

Toro: 6 1/2 x 52 (SRP $10.49)
Churchill: 7 x 48 (SRP $10.99)

Photo Credits: General Cigar Company