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 required to grow, cure and age their own Connecticut Shade wrappers, as well as aging 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 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 Ramón Cifuentes, the legendary Cuban cigar master of Partagas, Macanudo soon became the leading premium cigar, and remains so today. Note: these are now shipping in plain packaging.
Cigar: Cafe Hyde Park
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 49
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder: Mexico San Andres
Filler: Dominican Republic (Piloto Cubano), Mexico
Origin: Dominican Republic