General Cigar has been delivering high-quality cigars since 1848, including such greats as Bolivar, Cifuentes, Cohiba, Partagas, Punch, and Macanudo, which is what you have received today. Macanudo is one of the top selling cigars in the world due to their consistently mild and pleasant character and exceptional construction. Macanudo is also a brand that doesn’t do gimmicks, ploys, stories, or anything with crazy marketing; they have stayed true to themselves and stick to crafting great cigars. In the past we have featured the White, Black, Green, and Red versions of their Inspirado line, so we’re excited to feature the Orange which is in your shipment today.
The Inspirado Orange was the first in the Inspirado line and was initially released in 2014 as a European exclusive. Soon after, the Orange quickly solidified its spot in humidors and started winning countless awards including a spot among Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars in 2017 with an impressive score of 93. Taking a peek on the inside, we find a bevy of long-fillers from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Honduras which is secured by a Honduran binder and dressed with a beautiful, golden brown Honduran wrapper leaf. This combination, once lit, will lend medium buttery notes of leather, almonds, and pepper. Pair it with a Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, or your favorite brown ale, in the afternoon.
Though tobacco is indigenous to Hispaniola, the tobacco industry in the Dominican Republic existed in the shadow of Cuba’s dominance through the 1960s. When the exodus of Cuban cigar makers began in the wake of the revolution, many decided the Dominican Republic would be ideal for the resumption of their livelihoods. Unrest in Nicaragua in the 1980s fueled the Dominican cigar industry further. The country now makes more than half of the premium cigars imported into the U.S.
The Cibao Valley and the nearby city of Santiago are the center of cigar production in the Dominican Republic. Three main varieties are grown here: the mild and native Olor Dominicano; the intense Piloto Cubano, brought from the Vuelta Abajo of Cuba; and San Vicente, a milder and more acidic Piloto hybrid. Dominican puros were once unheard of as it was widely thought impossible to grow quality wrapper leaf on the island, but new growing techniques are now allowing some exceptional puros to be produced.
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