General Cigar Company have announced that they have collaborated with Napa Valley-based, boutique winery Flint Knoll to create a limited-edition Macanudo. The Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll, is a cigar that is said to highlight the similarities between two crafts, cigars and wine.
Produced at General Cigar Dominicana, the blend is made with a curated selection of six tobaccos representing five unique countries. The cigar begins with a Ecuadoran-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper over a proprietary Connecticut Broadleaf binder leaf grown exclusively for Macanudo. The binder underwent a special aging process during which it took on characteristics of the French Oak barrels, imparting notes favored by Flint Knoll Proprietor Aaron Michaelis. The fillers are a blend of Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Olor, Nicaraguan Jalapa and Dominican Piloto Cubano.
Steve Abbot, director of marketing for Macanudo commented, “The collaboration with Flint Knoll is the first of its kind for Macanudo and gives us the opportunity to explore the synergies between cigar and winemaking. We look forward to future collaborations with Aaron and his team as we expand the notion of what it means to be a Macanudo by bringing terroir, craftsmanship and innovation to life.”
Aaron Michaelis said, “As a seasoned cigar smoker, I admire Macanudo’s ability to remain consistent and true, decade after decade, because I’ve come to learn that this is as challenging for a cigarmaker as it is for a winemaker. You can imagine that having the chance to contribute to the brand’s legacy in some small way has been nothing less than thrilling for me personally, as it has been for my team. Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll represents the desire of both brands to expand their horizons and I believe that together, we will bring increased excitement to the worlds of wine and cigars.”
Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll will be released in two sizes and available through select retailers following its October 3 ship date. The cigars are packaged in handmade wooden boxes containing ten cigars each.
Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll Toro (6” x 54); SRP per cigar $19.99
Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll Churchill (7” x 52); SRP per cigar $21.99
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Originally posted on September 30, 2022 @ 2:18 pm