General Cigar Company debuted two new Cohiba releases at last month's International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade show - the new Cohiba Macassar, which has already shipped to retailers, and a luxury sampler of their previous Cohiba releases.
Distant from even the most primitive modes of transportation, Indonesian Macassar is arguably the most difficult ebony in the world to procure and one of the world’s most beautiful exotic woods. In a fitting tribute to this extraordinary work of nature, the artisans of Cohiba have created Cohiba Macassar, a new collection that lends itself to extravagant smoking occasions as readily as it does to life’s most treasured moments.
Only the finest leaves were selected to meet the exacting standards of taste and aesthetics set forth for Macassar. As such, this super-premium expression is made solely of proprietary tobaccos, each aged for more than four years including a year of finishing in Dominican rum barrels.
The blend of Cohiba Macassar is centered on a supple Connecticut Habano wrapper grown in a micro climate that helps to achieve a richer, more flavorful tobacco, yet with far less yield than traditional plants. To deliver a refined wrapper with barely perceptible veins, only the finest seco leaves are chosen for Cohiba Macassar.
The blend is made with a proprietary Dominican seed cultivated by Cohiba’s agronomists in Mao, complemented by a Nicaraguan Jalapa leaf grown exclusively for Cohiba. The Connecticut Broadleaf binder is aged six years to impart a mellow flavor and optimal combustibility.
Cohiba Macassar brings forth nuanced notes of wood and spice. The flavor is distinctive and unmistakable, bearing subtle references to other blends in the Cohiba portfolio.
Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Cohiba Macassar will make its debut fine cigar shops nationwide beginning in August. This remarkable collection will be a full-time addition to the Cohiba portfolio and will be launched with three sizes, each protected in 10-count boxes.
Toro Grande -- 6" x 52; SRP per cigar is $21.99
Gigante -- 6" x 60; SRP per cigar is $23.99
Double Corona -- 7¼" x 54; SRP per cigar is $24.99
Cohiba Luxury Sampler
Presenting a curated selection of Cohiba's top-rated cigars. Within this new offering is a quintet of the brand's most desirable cigars, representing Cohiba Black, Nicaragua and the flagship Cohiba Red Dot collection.
Created for those who demand the finer things in life, this special package has been custom designed to cradle each cigar for the ultimate expression of luxury. A suggested retail price of $75 makes this an ideal item for gift giving.
The Cohiba Luxury Sampler will be available beginning in October and contains one each of the cigars listed below.
Cohiba Nicaragua N45 – 4" x 45
Cohiba Red Dot Corona – 5.13" x 42
Cohiba Red Dot Lonsdale Grande – 6¼" x 47
Cohiba Black Corona – 5½" x 42
Cohiba Black Churchill -- 7" x 49
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