M by Macanudo
The Macanudo brand was born in 1968 when General Cigar Co. had acquired the trademark for use outside of Cuba. Originally the name was used as a frontmark for the Cuban brand Punch, but General Cigar had other plans. In 1971 the first Macanudo cigars were released. These first Macanudo cigars were made in Jamaica by veteran Cuban cigar maker Ramon Cifuentes and were world-renowned for their mild strength, smoothness and excellent flavor. In 2000 the decision was made to move Macanudo production to the Dominican Republic where better quality control and standards could be achieved. For over 50 years, Macanudo has been one of the best selling cigars in the US.