Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced a special limited edition under its Macanudo Inspirado line to commemorate Chinese New Year. It’s dubbed the Macanudo Inspirado Year of the Rabbit and it will be made available exclusively to select markets in Europe and Asia.

Produced at General Cigar Dominicana, the blend features a U.S. Connecticut Shade wrapper, a Mexican binder, and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Mexico. The cigar itself measures 152mm x 20mm (or 6 x 50). The cigars will be presented in ten-count boxes. Markets include but are not limited to France, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and Macau. Pricing will vary per country, but the estimated price is 18.00-20.00 Euros or 20.00 USD.

In a press release, international marketing manager for STG Mark Renard said, “While Lunar New Year celebrations are gaining in popularity, the demand for Macanudo Inspirado continues to grow globally as the blends are particularly appealing to a range of palates. With Macanudo Inspirado Year of the Rabbit, we are unifying the Lunar New Year celebrations with a unique blend that will be enjoyed by our clients in European and Asia who have requested a cigar for this important occasion. As the Year of the Rabbit embodies elegance, peace and luck, we extend those wishes to our clients across the world.”

Other companies that have announced Year of the Rabbit releases include Davidoff and Maya Selva. While Plasencia Cigars has not formally announced a Year of the Rabbit, numerous retailers have told Cigar Coop that Plasencia has informed them of such a release.

While STG has not released a “Year of the (Chinese New Year)” cigar, they have done several themed limited releases around the Chinese New Year.

The cigars will be shipped in early January. The Chinese New Year begins on January 22, 2023.

At a glance, here is a look at the Macanudo Inspirado Year of the Rabbit:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut Shade
Binder: Mexican
Filler: Mexican, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana

Vitolas Offered

Toro: 152mm x 20mm (6 x 50)

Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)