No other cigar tastes like a Macanudo because no other cigar is made like a Macanudo. Only the makers of Macanudo spend the time and effort it takes to grow, cure and age their own Connecticut Shade wrappers. And only the makers of Macanudo age all of their tobaccos twice, just as it used to be done in Havana during the golden age of Cuban cigars.

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.Now crafted exclusively in the Dominican Republic, every Macanudo Cafe cigar is made with the finest Connecticut Shade wrapper, a flavorful blend of Dominican tobaccos and a select binder grown in the rich St. Andres Tuxtla Valley of Mexico. And to assure you of the same smoothness in cigar after cigar, the makers of Macanudo use only the most thoroughly aged tobaccos. Every time you light up a Macanudo, you can count on enjoying the same relaxing experience, for this is the cigar that always delivers the same distinctively Macanudo-smooth taste.

Macanudo Robust is unlike any other cigar you have ever tried because it delivers a robust flavor with all the smoothness you have come to expect from a medium-bodied Macanudo Cafe cigar.Initially introduced to the cigar market in 1998, the original Macanudo Robust addressed consumer taste preferences at that time. Macanudo Robust was an immediate success offering consumers a fuller-tasting version of Macanudo. Over the next five years, consumer's tastes evolved and Macanudo Robust changed to meet the expectations of the Macanudo smoker. The new Macanudo Robust, introduced in 2003, offers consumers a full-bodied version of Macanudo that is more flavorful and complex.Crafted by Cigar Master, Daniel Nuñez, the new Macanudo Robust is a blend constructed with only the darkest Connecticut Shade wrapper grown on Macanudo-owned Connecticut River Valley farms. To achieve a more flavorful cigar, Daniel combines the sweetness of a Connecticut Broadleaf binder with a fuller-flavored blend of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos. Every size of Macanudo Robust now comes square-pressed. Macanudo Robust is now more flavorful than ever while still capturing the quality and consistency that consumers expect from the Macanudo brand.

Macanudo Maduro offers you all the richness of the fullest-flavored Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and all the smoothness that you expect from the leading premium cigar brand.Introduced in the 1970s, Macanudo Maduro cigars were made with the choicest wrapper leaves grown in the San Andrés Tuxtla Valley of Mexico. In response to the growing demand for full-flavored cigars, an even richer Macanudo Maduro was developed and introduced in 1999.Today, Macanudo Maduro cigars are crafted in the Dominican Republic with the very best Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers. Even grainier, oilier and more flavorful than the Maduro wrapper leaves that were grown for Macanudo in the San Andrés Tuxtla Valley, the Maduro wrappers now used by Macanudo are truly exceptional. In fact, only two of the many tobacco farms in the Connecticut River Valley yield Broadleaf tobacco leaves that meet the high standards for Macanudo Maduro.Like a rare port wine, a Macanudo Maduro has a lingering, rich flavor that lends itself to moments of the most tasteful relaxation.

Great vintage years are as rare for fine cigars as they are for fine wines. Only once or twice a decade, a perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall causes Macanudo's exclusive Connecticut Shade seeds to yield limited quantities of extraordinary wrapper leaves that exceed the high standards for other Macanudo cigars. And after the leaves have been cured and aged, only a few bales of them are finally deemed to be worthy of the Vintage Cabinet Selection designation.Since the 1970s, Macanudo Connecticut Shade vintage-quality harvests have occurred only in 1979, 1984, 1988, 1993 and 1997. The Vintage Cabinet Selections that display those years have been released in different quantities approximately three years after their tobaccos were harvested.A Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection cigar is the ultimate in mellowness and smoothness in two distinct ways. First, the wrapper is the rarest of all Connecticut Shade tobacco leaves. Second, all of the tobaccos used in crafting these extraordinary cigars are aged longer than any others. To set these cigars apart in yet another way, each of them displays two bands - one to identify the cigar as Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection and the other to designate the year of the Vintage harvest. As one would expect, the cigars grow in value as they age and become more and more scarce. Since a 1979 Macanudo Vintage cigar is older and more rare than a 1997, for example, the differences in their ages are reflected in their separate prices.A Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection cigar delivers the ultimate Macanudo experience because it is that much mellower and that much smoother than even a Macanudo Café cigar can be.

Macanudo Gold Label is a limited-edition line of Macanudo cigars that adds a unique, new taste to America's best-selling premium cigar brand.The Macanudo line of cigars is known for its smoothness and consistency, while at the same time offering different tastes to please every palate. The newest Macanudo cigar, Macanudo Gold Label, uses rare golden Connecticut Shade wrapper leaves to create a distinctive, new taste for premium cigar smokers.Handcrafted with golden wrapper leaves from the first and second primings of Macanudo's specially grown Connecticut Shade crop, Macanudo® Gold Label® cigars are blessed with a natural sweetness. The wrappers are elegantly thin, yet remarkably supple with fine veins. Their texture is especially smooth, without a hint of graininess.

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