Distant from even the most primitive modes of transportation, Indonesian Macassar is arguably the most difficult ebony in the world to procure and one of the world’s most beautiful exotic woods. In a fitting tribute to this extraordinary work of nature, the artisans of Cohiba have created Cohiba Macassar, a new collection that lends itself to extravagant smoking occasions as readily as it does to life’s most treasured moments.
Only the finest leaves were selected to meet the exacting standards of taste and aesthetics set forth for Macassar. As such, this super-premium expression is made solely of proprietary tobaccos, each aged for more than four years, including a year of finishing in Dominican rum barrels.
The blend of Cohiba Macassar is centered on a supple Connecticut Havano wrapper, grown in a micro climate that helps to achieve a richer, more flavorful tobacco, yet with far less yield than traditional plants. To deliver a refined wrapper with barely perceptible veins, only the finest seco leaves are chosen for Cohiba Macassar.
The blend is made with a proprietary Dominican seed cultivated by Cohiba’s agronomists in Mao, complemented by a Nicaraguan Jalapa leaf grown exclusively for Cohiba. The Connecticut Broadleaf binder is aged six years to impart a mellow flavor and optimal combustibility.
Cohiba Macassar brings forth nuanced notes of wood and spice. The flavor is distinctive and unmistakable, bearing subtle references to other blends in the Cohiba portfolio.
Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Cohiba Macassar will make its debut at fine cigar shops nationwide beginning in August. This remarkable collection will be a full-time addition to the Cohiba portfolio and will be launched with three sizes, each protected in 10-count boxes.
Cohiba Macassar Breakdown
- Wrapper: Connecticut Havano (aged 4+ years)
- Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf (aged 6 years)
- Filler: Dominican (Mao – aged 4+ years) | Nicaraguan (Jalapa – aged 4+ years)
- Factory: General Cigar Dominicana S.A.S. (Dominican Republic)
- Production: Regular Production
- Packaging: 10-ct boxes
- Vitolas: 3
- Price: $21.99 – $24.99 (SRP)
- Release: August, 2016
- Toro Grande: 6 x 52 | $21.99 (SRP)
- Gigante: 6 x 60 | $23.99 (SRP)
- Double Corona: 7¼ x 54 | $24.99 (SRP)