For many years, Macanudo was not a cigar brand that I bought often. It’s not that they don’t make good cigars, but rather they don’t make cigars that I usually enjoy. I smoke fuller-bodied cigars, and most of the cigar offerings from Macanudo tend to stay in the realm of a light cigar, one that is approachable, and that is not the cigar for me, in general.
Thankfully, they eventually decided to bring this line to the United States. You see, Macanudo is very much a cigar maker with an eye on the European market; they have been since they were founded by a German who felt the European market was under served. And ever since the Cuban Revolution, they have continued to look to Europe, first, as the place that they would show off their new works, and release their new lines of vitolas. This leaves those of us in the USA a bit at a loss, because we don’t always see their best offerings.
But with this new Macanudo Inspirado Orange Gigante, comes one of their fullest-bodied cigars. It’s the kind of cigar that you can smoke again and again, and one that is a lot darker and more full than the cigars that Macanudo usually sells here in the United States. This cigar begins with an Olancha San Agustin wrapper grown in Honduras, and then uses Honduran and Nicaraguan filler tobacco, finally adding the Honduran binder. Together, these tobaccos create a cigar that is deep and earthy, with hints of spice that you would expect from the finer tobaccos of Nicaragua. A great cigar, and one that you will definitely find to be a favorite if you’re a fan of darker cigars with deeper and heavier flavors.