Macanudo (General Cigar) has announced a second limited-edition cigar in the Inspirado line. The first limited Inspirado was the Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade from 2021. The Macanudo Inspirado Jamao gets its name from a proprietary wrapper grown on a network of tobacco fields 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.
Jhonys Diaz, General Cigar’s senior vice president of leaf operations
Aside from the special wrapper, the rest of the blend uses a Honduran binder and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Macanudo Inspirado Jamao is rolled at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR, Macanudo. It will ship to retailers in July. Production is limited to 2,300 boxes, each containing 20 cigars, and will be released exclusively in the U.S. It comes in two sizes: Toro 5.75 x 52 MSRP per cigar $10.49, and Churchill 7 x 49 MSRP per cigar $10.99.