Macanudo Goes Big!

General Cigar is bringing out the big guns. They are releasing two of your old favorites with a new twist. The Macanudo Café and Maduro are becoming the 3rd and 4th Macanudo cigars in the “Gigante” size (along with the Macanudo 1968, and Cru Royale). You will now be able to enjoy America’s best-selling cigar in the larger size, 6″ by 60 vitolas, and these will be available in stores February 2012. Packed in 25-count boxes, The Gigante will retail for $7.99.

We have now reviewed the Macanudo Maduro Gigante, check it out here!


The Macanudo Maduro has a fermented Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper, Dominican fillers, and a San Andres Mexican binder. The Macanudo Maduros were first introduced in several sizes in 1999. Their flavor profile tends to vary within each size of the line so it will be interesting to compare the Gigante with the previous sizes, yet the aroma of nuts, coffee, fruit, and cream tend to be standard for the Macanudo Maduro.

The Macanudo Café is made with a Connecticut Shadeleaf wrapper aged 3 years, a Dominican Pilato Cubano filler, and a San Andres Mexican binder. This blend combines to deliver a deep, smooth, rich cigar which is mild to medium bodied, with a silky feel in hand and a mild taste that only Macanudo delivers. It has a buttery aroma, and has light pepper and spices.

The Macanudo line has a long history originating in Jamaica in 1868. Macanudo was first introduced in the US in 1971 by General Cigar Company, which celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2010. Macanudo is America’s best-selling premium cigar brand. Macanudo ensures you the same smooth relaxing smoke every time by using only the finest aged tobaccos.

“Macanudo fans have told us they get more bang for the buck out of large ring cigars, so we came out with the Gigante frontmark to round out the Café and Maduro lines.  With so many cigar smokers reaching for large-rings these days, the new Gigantes are sure to become top-sellers.” – Bill Chilian, director of marketing for Macanudo.