If you smoke cigars, you probably know Macanudo, whether you know them for their name or for the vibrant colors that their cigar boxes tend to feature. They are the best-selling cigar brand in the United States, which is impressive when you consider that Macanudo competes in the same market that has Arturo Fuente, My Father, Tatuaje, and other fantastic cigar brands. Macanudo is the cigar brand that gave General Cigars their start in the industry as a growing brand, and one that would eventually grow to offer some of the most well-known cigars on the market.
The Macanudo Baron de Rothschilds Café is their basic cigar in a café line, a very mild cigar. Baron do Rothschilds is what they call their lancero-sized cigars, meaning this will be a 6.5 inch by 42 ring-gauge cigar. It’s a good cigar size for those with a bit of time to spend thoughtfully puffing away. The Baron de Rothschilds Café from Macanudo combines a lot of tobaccos from many different places to make a cigar that is flavorful, smooth, and the effort shows.
They combine a Connecticut shade wrapper with Dominican fillers, and a binder that comes to you from San Andres, Mexico. This creates a cigar that is easy to smoke, a good introduction to the cigar world, and one that is consistent and light. It’s a good cigar, and one that is common throughout the world, so common that you will find it in almost every local humidor and on sale at every internet cigar retailer.