Edgar M. Cullman was the son of Joseph M. Cullman, who began cultivating tobacco in the early 1900s in Connecticut. In fact, Joseph is the man who forged a path for tobacco growing in the state. At one point, the Cullmans worked more than 18,000 acres in Connecticut producing wrapper leaf tobacco. It is said that this same tobacco served as the foundation for General Cigar’s Macanudo brand.
In 1961 Edgar and a group of investors purchased General Cigar. In 1969 General Cigar acquired the Kingston, Jamacia Temple Hall factory, and a small brand owned by Temple Hall named Macanudo. The brand went through a complete overhaul and relaunched in 1971. For over five decades, Macanudos have remained among the best-selling cigars available today. Macanudo cigars are known for a mellow, creamy, straightforward smoke with little complexity. The Inspirado line heads in a different direction to expand the Macanudo portfolio to satisfy palates that favor more complex cigars, some of which pack quite the punch.
Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade cigars are the latest release from the Inspirado line. To produce these cigars, Macanudo made a substantial investment in agronomy throughout Central and South America. The brand states that Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade cigars will deliver a singular experience to cigar lovers.
The wrapper leaf is cultivated from Connecticut seed and shade-grown in Brazil’s Bahia region. The result is a combination of the creaminess one expects from a Connecticut shade leaf with the robustness and strength of Brazilian tobacco. The filler blend also contains some Brazilian leaf along with Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. A Mexican San Andrés binder cradles this blend. The outcome is a complex experience of cream, cocoa, nuts, and spice.
Please enjoy Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade cigars at your leisure.