Basic Information:

Name – Macanudo Inspirado Orange

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Honduran

Tobacco Blend – Honduras, Dominican and Nicaraguan

Pricing – $5.90

Body – Medium 

Construction/Appearance:

​The band is reddish orange with gold trim and font.

Cigar is a nice tan brown, toothy wrapper. Showing a few veins and minimal seams. Appears to be a double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Sweet Molasses and Nuts

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw –  Sweet Cedar, Spice and Hay

After Toast:

First third – ​​Real nutty and wood like flavors with a spice on the start. Spice blends the flavors into a caramel like note with a slight pepper component. Burn is sharp, Ash is light gray.

Second Third – ​​​Woody earthy notes come to the front with the sweet caramel and spice lingering in the background. At the mid-way point a nutty note comes back into the fold with the consistency of the caramel and spice still playing with the palate on the finish. Burn is sharp. Ash fell off at 2.25 inches​ ​​

Final Third – ​​The baking spices really take the stage here along with some nutty notes. Caramel moves to background and is still faint on the finish adding some sweetness.

Overall Experience:

The Macanudo Inspirado Orange was a good medium bodied smoke. Not one I’d have every day because I like a little more power, but the complexity of this was a nice change. Definitely a good morning or pre-dinner stick. Would I smoke again? Sure, it just wouldn’t be my first choice if there are options available.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Macallan 12

Wine – Louis Bouillot Perle d’Aurore Brut Rosé or Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 87pts. #20 Best Cigar of 2017.

About Macanudo – http://www.macanudo.com