Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Red

Basic Information:

Name – Macanudo Inspirado Red

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano Ligero

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $6.50

Body – Full


The cigar is a marbled dark and light brown color and pressed neatly. There are no material veins and seams are tight. This cigar is finished with a double cap.


Aroma – Cedar and Raisin

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar, Raisin and Prune

After Toast:

First Third – An espresso like note mixed with spice and a hint of pepper lead off this third. A nice earthy and leathery component begin about half way through this third and hits your palate like a dagger heavy on the center to back of the tongue. The leather backs down and cedar comes through towards the end of this third. Burn started a little wavy. Ash held through.

Second Third – ​​The cedar, spice and espresso notes start this third with the earthy profile moving to the finish. An anise flavor shows up as well which is a great addition to the profile. The burn remained wavy. Ash fell at the mid-point of the cigar.

Final Third – ​The cedar, spice and earth really hold onto this third with not a ton happening on the transition. Love the flavors here so I’m happy they held!

Overall Experience:

This Macanudo Inspirado Red was a great new addition we were fortunate to get pre-release at the Big Smoke event in Miami. The profile had just enough to keep it interesting with a great combination of flavors. Try one of these when they hit the shelves!

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Macallan 12

Wine –Castello di Amorosa Gewurtztraminer or Montecillo Rioja Reserve



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