General Cigar has announced the return of the Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade for 2024. The Brazilian Shade is a limited edition that was last released in 2021. A Brazilian-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper highlights the blend and includes proprietary tobacco in the filler.

Macanudo Brazilian Shade features a proprietary Brazilian-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper from the Bahia region grown to “exact specifications” by Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). In addition to the Brazilian Connecticut Shade wrapper, the cigar uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper and a filler blend  from General that features “Dominican Cubita.” Dominican Cubita is a proprietary sun-grown tobacco cultivated in the bucolic region of Mao, Dominican Republic. In addition to the Dominican Cubita, the fillers also feature Brazilian, Dominican Piloto Cubano, and Nicaraguan Jalapa.

In a press release, Steve Abbot, director of marketing for Macanudo, said, “To create Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade, we made a significant investment in agronomy that spans Central and South America. This blend speaks to our commitment to bringing unique smoking experiences to premium cigar smokers. We’re pleased to be able to offer this one-of-a-kind blend once again.”

Macanudo Brazilian Shade is returning in 2 sizes in ten-count boxes.

  • Toro: 6 1/2 x 52 ($10.99 SRP/cigar)
  • Churchill: 7 x 48 ($11.99 SRP/cigar)

At press time, the Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade is shipping this week.

Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group