General Cigar has a new Macanudo cigar coming out next month, and it’s a new addition to their Inspirado line. The name for Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged comes from the technique of tercio aging.
This method of aging is laborious and time-consuming and involves enveloping the cigar’s Dominican Piloto Cubano leaves in handmade bales made of royal palm bark that age the tobacco in a unique environment for six months. This method is said to smooth out the tobacco in a way that is not attainable through other methods, delivering deep nuances and heightened aroma.
The blend for Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Indonesian binder and Colombian and Dominican fillers. The cigar is described as medium-bodied. It is rolled at at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago and will ship to retailers during the first week of April. This cigar will come in two vitolas, with 3,400 boxes being released in the U.S: Toro (6” x 54) $10.49 MSRP and Churchill (7” x 49) $10.99 MSRP. Each box will have a QR code that links to a video that displays the tercio-aging process.