THIS CONTEST IS OVER! CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: Steve C!
Time for another free cigar giveaway, and this one is sweet! General Cigar Company has generously sponsored this giveaway, thanks General Cigar!
In order to enter, use the comment form below to tell us your feelings about the new and trendy larger ring gauge and fuller bodied cigars. In 2010 many 60 ring gauge and/or very full bodied cigars were released. Do you like the larger ring gauge or do you prefer the traditional sized cigars? What about the super full bodied smokes? Do you enjoy them or think they are over the top? I would like to know your opinion. If you don’t have an opinion, just comment: “I am not sure”.
The winner will be chosen at random. The winner will receive 3 Macanudo Cru Royales, 3 La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obeliscos, and 4 Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros!
You must be of legal smoking age and live in the U.S. to enter. Make sure the email address you put into the comment form is correct, that is how I will contact the winner.
Here is more info on the cigars you could win:
MACANUDO CRU ROYALE
Richmond, VA—Bearing the hallmark attributes of meticulous construction, exceptional smoothness and consistency that perpetuate Macanudo’s® reign as the best-selling premium cigar brand, Macanudo Cru Royale® is a regal, medium-bodied collection that will debut in October, 2010 with a quartet of frontmarks.
Handcrafted with exotic tobaccos exclusive to General Cigar and developed expressly for the discerning smoker who demands a uniquely satisfying medium-bodied smoking experience, Macanudo Cru Royale’s blend speaks of balance.
The Dominican and Nicaraguan viso leaves mingle with an exotic Brazilian Mata Fina to invoke an aromatic smoke that opens with complex flavor and rewards the smoker with a long, clean finish.
Dressed in Ecuadoran Habano and bound with a proprietary Dominican “La Vega Especial” leaf, Macanudo Cru Royale is the result of masterful blending by the legendary Benji Menendez who guided his team of cigar masters including Francisco Rodriguez, general manager of General Cigar Dominicana.
According to Debo Mukherjee, vice president of marketing for General Cigar, parent company of Macanudo, “In Macanudo Cru Royale, we have created a new collection that respects Macanudo’s heritage, while creating a unique tradition of its own. Macanudo Cru Royale was developed to appeal to the modern smoker who prizes balanced, medium-bodied flavor as much as the pedigree of a well-established brand. We are confident that the line will be embraced in equal measure by dedicated cigar enthusiasts and new smokers alike.”
LA GLORIA CUBANA ARTESANOS de OBELISCO
Richmond, VA—Adventurous artistry and boldface innovation have given life to La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco®, an exciting new cigar from Team La Gloria Cubana that embodies masterful cigar making techniques.
Created as a tribute to the virtuoso cigar makers at El Credito’s® “fabrica” in Santiago, Dominican Republic, La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco is the third installment in the Artesanos trilogy. Inspired by the iconic “Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration” situated high atop the center of Santiago, La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco heightens the innovation that has become a trademark of the Artesanos series.
Handcrafted of a blend of Dominican and double Nicaraguan ligero, this ground breaking figurado is a feat of cigar-making artistry, for it replicates the shape of the monument that inspired its creation. Novel construction evident at the first blush is bolstered by a triumph of superior blending by Benji Menendez, Michael Giannini and Rick Rodriguez, aka Team La Gloria Cubana. When the blend combines with the Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper and is exalted by its obelisk shape, this firecracker of a cigar “pops” with balanced, full-bodied flavor.
According to Debo Mukherjee, vice president of cigars for General Cigar, parent company of La Gloria Cubana, “Creating Artesanos de Obelisco was an artistic exercise. After much experimentation, we arrived at an exciting blend with the proper staying power to remain intriguing throughout the smoking experience. It is with great pride that we debut Artesanos de Obelisco in celebration of the artisan cigar rollers who worked tirelessly to create this standout new product.”
HOYO DE MONTERREY REPOSADO en CEDROS
Richmond, VA–Just as fine wines and spirits are aged in wooden barrels to round out their taste, cigars that mature in cedar-lined aging rooms are known for smooth, balanced flavor. In taking this time-honored tradition to a new level, General Cigar’s Honduran team created Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros, the company’s first collection to be created using an innovative new process called “Inmersión™”.
After being masterfully handcrafted by Honduran artisans, each Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros cigar undergoes the Inmersión process and is left to rest for an extended period of time. Enveloped in fragrant cedar, the cigar matures to a complex, medium-bodied smoke with a uniquely spicy, rich taste.
According to Debo Mukherjee, vice president of marketing for General Cigar, parent company of Hoyo de Monterrey, “Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros is a fine example of innovation. In developing a proprietary advancement in aging, we are able to utilize cedar to deliver a seasoned cigar that boasts an unmatched level of
complexity and balance. This collection is sure to appeal to a wide-ranging group of new and tenured smokers.”