The second blend of Macanudo Inspirado, the Jamao, will ship to retailers next month in 20-count boxes. It will come in a 5.75 x 52 Toro ($10.49) and a 7 x 49 Churchill ($10.99).
Macanudo’s team of agronomists has been experimenting with tobacco cultivation and seed acclimation in Mao, D.R. for decades, the company said in a press release. The team also works with a collective of independent local growers to cultivate and cure experimental tobaccos. With Macanudo Inspirado Jamao, one such tobacco is being brought to life as a wrapper.
The Jamao includes a Honduran binder and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
“For this limited edition expression of Macanudo Inspirado, we acclimated a Habano seed varietal from Jamastran, Honduras to Mao, DR and ultimately produced a beautiful wrapper,” Jhonys Diaz, General Cigar’s senior vice president of leaf operations, said in a press release. “To honor the many people who worked hard to produce this wrapper for the first time, we named the release Jamao which represents the blending of Jamastran and Mao.”