Wrapper: Connecticut Shade. Filler: Dominican (Piloto Cubano), Mexican. Binder: Mexico San Andrean. Country of Manufacture: Dominican Republic. Factory Name: General Cigar Dominicana. -- The history: Macanudo was originally the name of a frontmark produced in Jamaica by the makers of the Cuban brand of Punch. In 1971, General Cigar Company introduced a new cigar named Macanudo as a brand unto itself. Developed in Jamaica under the creative leadership of Ramon Cifuentes, the legendary Cuban cigar master of Partagas, Macanudo soon became the leading premium cigar and remains so today.