The next stop on the General Cigar tour was the Cohiba display to check out the new Cohiba Macassar. Steve Abbot tells us that the new cigar was inspired by a rare, expensive wood called Ebony Macassar (or Makassar Ebony) with a grain known for it’s dark brown to black stripes. The idea is a provide the consumer with a luxurious cigar in equally luxurious packaging.
The blend is completely made of proprietary tobaccos- a Connecticut Havano wrapper, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. All the tobacco is at least four years, the final year inside Dominican rum barrels. All the exotic wood, tobaccos and extensive aging carry a price tag. These will run $21.99 for the Toro Grande up to $24.99 for the Double Corona. (Plus applicable local taxes and fees, of course.) Somewhere in betwee is the 6 x 60 Gigante.
We also take a look at some new Italian calf skin leather Cohiba travel accessories that will be available in September.