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. Cigar Aficionado agrees, rating the Macanudo Maduro Hyde Park with a score of 90. These hand-rolled sticks are a blend of Dominican Piloto Cubano and Mexican long fillers, plus a San Andrean Mexican binder married with a toothy and dark Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. This mild cigar has a lighter taste with a smooth and creamy mocha flavor that remains consistent throughout the smoke. The aroma is so pleasant your non-smoking companions may find themselves moving closer to enjoy it. We'd suggest pairing it with an English brown ale.
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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Our purchasing power allows us to offer exceptional reorder values on highly rated
cigars such as Rocky Patel's Decade Torpedo, rated 95 in Cigar Aficionado.