They’re one of the most renowned cigar brands on planet earth. They fill pro shops across the globe, are present for birthdays, weddings, bachelor parties, the list goes on and on. 

This week, the Cigar World team brings you along for a deep dive into none other than Macanudo, America’s best selling premium cigar.

A little Macanudo history

Just like any brand, it all has to start with a product and a name. Interestingly enough, for Macanudo, their name was inspired by a cigar size made by the Cuban Punch cigar brand. 

However, it wasn’t until 1971, under the direction of cigar legend Ramón Cifuentes, that General Cigar launched the new Macanudo. It was ready. After years of testing and blending different tobaccos from across the globe, the group had a cigar line that was unparalleled to what other cigar makers were doing at that time.

The blend contained Dominican and Mexican tobaccos. But the true star of the show was the wrapper. Connecticut grown and aged up to three years, this Connecticut Shade tobacco leaf provided subtle, sweet tasting notes that GCC believed would appeal to American smokers.

Before they knew it, Macanudo Cafe was available and selling out in restaurants, golf courses, and shops across the country. Fast forward to today and Macanudo is still the best selling premium cigar in America. 

Where are Macanudo cigars made?

All of Macanudo’s cigars are hand rolled and made at the General Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic.

Are Macanudo cigars good?

Macanudo cigars are of incredible quality, they’re hand rolled from the best tobaccos, and they’re America’s best selling premium cigar. This is in most part to the phenomenal success of Macanudo Cafe, a smooth, mellow cigar that presents an iconic combination of sweet and spice.

The Macanudo premium cigar lineup

Explore the full assortment of Macanudo’s award winning, premium cigars below. 

Macanudo Cafe

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Mexican San Andrean

Filler: Mexican, Dominican Piloto Cubano

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Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Olor, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Piloto Cubano

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Macanudo Gold Label

Wrapper: Connecticut Golden Shade (1st/2nd primings)

Binder: Mexican San Andrean (1st/2nd primings)

Filler: Mexican, Dominican Piloto Cubano

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Macanudo Inspirado White

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut

Binder: Indonesian

Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Mexican San Andrean

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Macanudo Inspirado Red

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa

Filler: Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Esteli, Nicaraguan Ometepe

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Macanudo Inspirado Orange

Wrapper: Honduran

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan

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Macanudo Inspirado Green

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca

Binder: Indonesian 

Filler: Colombian, Dominican

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Macanudo Inspirado Palladium

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade

Binder: Mexican

Filler: Brazilian, Dominican, Nicaraguan

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Macanudo Inspirado Black

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Ecuadoran Sumatra

Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli

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Macanudo Maduro

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Connecticut 

Filler: Mexican, Dominican Piloto Cubano

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Macanudo Vintage 2010

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Vintage 2010

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican Piloto Cubano 1994

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The M by Macanudo flavor infused cigar lineup 

Discover the full assortment of Macanudo’s premium flavor infused cigars below. 

Macanudo M Mint Cocoa

Wrapper: Indonesian 

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Macanudo M French Vanilla

Wrapper: Indonesian

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Macanudo M Dark Rum

Wrapper: Indonesian

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Macanudo M Espresso With Cream

Wrapper: Indonesian

Binder: Philippine 

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Macanudo M Bourbon

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade

Binder: Ecuadoran

Filler: Dominican

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Macanudo M Coffee

Wrapper: Indonesian

Binder: Philippine 

Filler: Nicaraguan

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What’s your favorite Macanudo cigar? Let us know in the comments! 

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  • Member Avatar
    (2 months ago)

    I have only had the cafe which i enjoyed could anyone recommend on they really like for me to try.

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    (2 months ago)

    I've smoked many Macanudos especially once they released the Inspirado line. I never had an Inspirado that I didn't enjoy, as far as "M" series my favorites are the original M and the Mint Cocoa sticks. Macanudo sure upped their game after a few tough yrs.