Macanudo 1968 cigars are a rich celebration of company history.
In 1968, New York’s Cullman family ventured down to Jamaica and purchased a cigar factory there that was producing a brand called “Macanudo,” which means something like “terrific” in Argentine Spanish. The Cullmans already had many years in the cigar business, so this wasn’t the first step. Instead, it was the expansion of ongoing success as the owners of General Cigar.
Early on, Macanudo was known for its pioneering Connecticut shade wrappers. While other blenders were focused on Cubanesque tobacco seeds, the Cullmans had been cultivating tobacco in Connecticut for decades already and had a solid head start on the competition. Mild and smooth Connecticuts swept U.S. cigar smokers right off their feet, allowing Macanudo to rapidly become the most popular cigar company in America.
But the Macanudo 1968 cigar is a different kind of blend altogether.
This one’s dark, with a ton of rich flavor. Here on the 40th anniversary of the brand’s rebirth, Macanudo is showing something of a new face.
What hits you first is the inviting pecan-colored wrapper, a Honduran San Agustin leaf. Beneath that is a Connecticut Habano binder, which holds a filler blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco from Estelí and Ometepe. All of this tobacco brings a good mix of flavors. When lit, you’ll immediately get your usual tickle of spice. This then quickly develops into a profile of leather and dark cocoa that carries the blend through each draw.
The Macanudo 1968 cigar is a rich and earthy experience, and a fine way to celebrate the brand’s storied history. It might also be the perfect gift to any 1968-born cigar smokers you know. If that was your year, this is your smoke. Light it up and remember a much, much simpler time when Macanudo ruled the tobacconist’s shelves and all our modern problems weren’t even imagined yet.
Please browse our selection of Macanudo 1968 cigars at your leisure.