Cigar Czars



Review of Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Macanudo Inspirado Jamao is a limited edition cigar made in Dominican Republic. In July 2022, a total of 2,300 boxes (containing 20 cigars each) was released exclusively to the U.S. market. These cigars are made with a proprietary wrapper (Habano-seed varietal from Honduras grown in Dominican Republic), a Honduran binder, and filler tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Macanudo Inspirado Jamao cigars are available in two sizes, a Churchill (7 x 49) priced at $10.99, and a Toro (5.75 x 52) priced at $10.49 per cigar. For more information, please see the press release.

The sample Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro cigar began with very pleasant natural tobacco sweetness along with just a hint of spice. The smoke was medium bodied and very creamy and smooth. After about 15 minutes, the cigar had less mild spice but became even smoother and more mellow, along with some notes of cedar. The cigar was very well balanced and had some degree of complexity.

The Macanudo Inspirado Jamoa cigar was very well made, and the construction was no less than impeccable. The cigar had a great draw, even burn, and held a long ash. No relights were needed during the 65 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining. At the 45-minute mark, one minor/optional touch-up was applied just to keep the burn perfectly even.

I enjoyed the entire smoking session, and consider the Macanudo Inspirado Jamao cigar to be a superior-to-excellent smoke that would be appropriate for all levels of cigar smokers, from beginners to experienced connoisseurs. I rate the first 25% and last 25% of the cigar with a superior rating of 4.25 points on a 5-point scale. However, the middle 50% of the sample cigar deserved an excellent rating of 4.5 points. Therefore, my overall rating of 4.25 to 4.5 points on a 5-point scale translates into a superior-to-excellent cigar that is well worth its price of $10.49 per stick. Again, this limited edition Macanudo is one of the best new cigars on the market, and is strongly recommended for all levels of cigar smokers.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Cigar
Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Cigar