Macanudo Contest Winners Tee Up For Trip To Augusta

Richmond, VA— Macanudo®, America’s best-selling premium cigar brand, is sending the winners of the Macanudo Ultimate Round Contest on a spectacular, all-expense paid trip to Augusta to see golf’s greatest players compete in the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament, live and in person.

A total of eight winners and their guests will be whisked away to the mecca of golf from April 10-15, 2013 where they will enjoy a golf-lover’s dream come true: all-access tickets to the 2013 Masters, roundtrip airfare, lush accommodations at exquisite private residences, and white glove service, all in the company of their favorite Macanudo cigars.

As the winner of the Macanudo Ultimate Round photo contest, Jason Canady of Fayetteville, NC, submitted a photo of himself smoking a Macanudo 1968 at his hometown club, King’s Grant Golf and Country Club. Jason and his guest will be joined in Augusta by the seven winners selected from entries submitted through online cigar retailers. They are: Richard Brown, Macon, GA (Thompson Cigars); Charlie Swart III, Wheeling, WV

(JR Cigars); Kent Kilpatrick, McCook, NE (Famous Smoke Shop); CJ Kirkpatrick, Rio Rancho, NM (Holt’s); Kevin Klein, Chester, NJ (Cigars International); Marc Stine, Parker, CO (Best Cigar Prices), and Ralph Hoover, Pittsburgh, PA (Mike’s Cigars).

“The Macanudo Ultimate Round contest winners are about to experience the ultimate enjoyment of cigars and golf,” said Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar. “Macanudo’s longtime association with the sport of golf is allowing us to deliver an unparalleled VIP experience. For these devoted Macanudo fans who enjoy the game as much as they enjoy their cigars, this will be the trip of a lifetime.”

Updates from the Masters, and photos of Macanudo’s ultimate golf getaway will be posted to the brand’s Facebook and Twitter accounts beginning on April 10.

About Macanudo Cigars

Since their introduction in 1968, Macanudo cigars have been a favorite among premium cigar connoisseurs. The brand continues to be the best selling premium cigar brand in the U.S. and also sells in more than 90 countries worldwide. In addition to the base brand of Macanudo cigars, the brand also features these collections: Macanudo Maduro, Macanudo Robust, Macanudo Gold Label, Macanudo Vintage and Macanudo 1968.

General Cigar Co. Inc., a division of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, manufactures and markets handcrafted cigars for the premium market. Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo®, Cohiba®, La Gloria Cubana, Punch®, CAO, Partagas®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through tobacconists nationwide and also exports select products to 62 countries. For more information, please visit

® Macanudo, Cohiba, Partagas, Hoyo de Monterrey, Excalibur, La Gloria Cubana and Club Macanudo are registered trademarks of General Cigar Co. Inc.


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