Macanudo 1968 (Short Ashes)

Macanudo 1968 Cigar Review - 1

Over the weekend I found myself in a particularly good mood and inspiration to record a cigar review struck. I cracked open my coolidor with the intention of digging around for something interesting. Before I could move a single cigar, I spotted a Macanudo 1968 perched on the top of the pile.

Prior to the review, I hadn’t smoked a Macanudo 1968 in a long while. Come to think of it, I hadn’t seen mention of it anywhere online in a long time either. I flipped on my camcorder and began talking. It wasn’t until I was half way through the review that it dawned on me to check the availability.

Sure enough, it looked as if General Cigar gave this cigar the axe and cut it from the lineup. Not wanting to waste a perfectly good opportunity to gab on camera, I just ran with it.

In a nutshell, the Macanudo 1968 is a lot more aggressive than I remember it being. The smoke had a bite about it that was tough to overcome. It felt like my palate and sinus was being hammered. The flavors were okay, I picked up tastes of earth, vegetal, spice, and a dash of cinnamon through the sinus.

While this cigar was a big hit when it was released, it seems as though it didn’t have staying power. After smoking this cigar, I can see why. Even with age I found it rather rough around the edges.