General Cigar Company has announced that the second limited-edition blend of Macanudo Inspirado will be released in July. Called “Jamao” the new release gets its name from a proprietary wrapper grown on a network of fincas in the Northwestern Dominican Republic.
Macanudo’s team of agronomists has been experimenting with tobacco cultivation and seed acclimation in Mao, D.R. for decades. There, in the Cibao Valley, the agronomists also work with a collective of independent local growers to cultivate and cure experimental tobaccos. With Macanudo Inspirado Jamao, one such sungrown tobacco is being brought to life as a wrapper.
“For this limited edition expression of Macanudo Inspirado, we acclimated a Habano seed varietal from Jamastran, Honduras to Mao, DR and ultimately produced a beautiful wrapper. To honor the many people who worked hard to produce this wrapper for the first time, we named the release ‘Jamao’ which represents the blending of Jamastran and Mao,” said Jhonys Diaz, General Cigar’s senior vice president of leaf operations.
The wrapper was selected as the most prominent aspect of the blend’s profile. A masterful composition of tobaccos that includes a Honduran binder and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic together enhance the wrapper to create a medium-bodied smoking experience that is rich, creamy and dimensional, with herbal, woody, and salty notes. Handcrafted at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR, Macanudo Inspirado Jamao will ship to retailers in July. A total of 2,300 boxes, each containing 20 cigars, will be released exclusively in the U.S.
- Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro (5.75” x 52); SRP per cigar $10.49
- Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Churchill (7” x 49); SRP per cigar $10.99