COHIBA MACASSAR CIGARS
General Cigar Company introduced the Cohiba Macassar at the 2016 IPCPR tradeshow, the brand derives its name from Indonesian Ebony Macassar, a high-end wood that is considered one of the most difficult to procure. The blend was built around the Cohiba Comador blend; a collaboration cigar with Jay-Z which is now discontinued.
The blend for the Macassar is a new one, featuring a Seco Connecticut grown Havano Seed wrapper grown in a different region of the Connecticut River Valley then the Comador. The Cohiba Macassar is also comprised of a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a fillers consisting of proprietary Dominican Mao region and Nicaraguan Jalapa tobaccos. These tobaccos are also aged a minimum of four years, with the last year aged in Dominican rum barrels. The binder Connecticut Broadleaf binder however goes through a longer aging process of six years.
The Cohiba Macassar is being launched in three vitolas, each packaged in beautifully crafted 10 count boxes that reflect the theme of the Ebony Macassar wood.