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By Sharon Durmaskin 18 May, 2017
The Macanudo Hyde Park, known formally as the Hyde Park Café, is the cigar that put Macanudo on the cigar map. Born in 1968, it’s a cigar with a mild and flavorful smoke, featuring a Connecticut Shade wrapper, Mexican San Andrean binder and Dominican and Mexican filler.
How do they taste so good? It begins with the air curing process the mature leaves undergo; then the leaves are hung in barns or wooden sheds and slowly dried to release their natural sugars. During this stage, the leaves turn from green to yellow and orange, then to brown. The next step is a fermenting method, which lasts for six months.
Meanwhile, the wrapper tobacco is packed in bales and aged for a minimum of two years. After aging, this tobacco is placed in Dominican rum barrels.
After the cigar is created, Macanudo adds an extra step to the cigar-making process; they age the cigars in a cedar-lined room to bring out even more flavor. The result is a mild, smooth cigar you’ll want to smoke again and again.
By Jenna G 15 Mar, 2017
Cigar enthusiasts will tell you pairing a fine cigar with the perfect libation can be a heavenly experience. The key is not to let one overwhelm the other. Some liquors pair well with cigars, others don't. For instance, most white spirits like vodka and gin, don't really marry well with cigars. Why? Because cigars will overpower the drink. However, tequila and cigars mix well. So do the classic pairings of cognac, single malt whiskey, bourbon, rum, rye, and port. Some red wines and beers blend perfectly with cigars. Others, not so much. 

It's important to match the body of the cigar with the body of the liquor. Pairing cigars with wines and spirits is just one part of the balance. Ultimately, what tastes best to you is what will work and what won't. As always, if you need a recommendation, one of our wait staff will be glad to help.
By Sharon Durmaskin 18 May, 2017
The Macanudo Hyde Park, known formally as the Hyde Park Café, is the cigar that put Macanudo on the cigar map. Born in 1968, it’s a cigar with a mild and flavorful smoke, featuring a Connecticut Shade wrapper, Mexican San Andrean binder and Dominican and Mexican filler.
How do they taste so good? It begins with the air curing process the mature leaves undergo; then the leaves are hung in barns or wooden sheds and slowly dried to release their natural sugars. During this stage, the leaves turn from green to yellow and orange, then to brown. The next step is a fermenting method, which lasts for six months.
Meanwhile, the wrapper tobacco is packed in bales and aged for a minimum of two years. After aging, this tobacco is placed in Dominican rum barrels.
After the cigar is created, Macanudo adds an extra step to the cigar-making process; they age the cigars in a cedar-lined room to bring out even more flavor. The result is a mild, smooth cigar you’ll want to smoke again and again.
By Jenna G 15 Mar, 2017
Cigar enthusiasts will tell you pairing a fine cigar with the perfect libation can be a heavenly experience. The key is not to let one overwhelm the other. Some liquors pair well with cigars, others don't. For instance, most white spirits like vodka and gin, don't really marry well with cigars. Why? Because cigars will overpower the drink. However, tequila and cigars mix well. So do the classic pairings of cognac, single malt whiskey, bourbon, rum, rye, and port. Some red wines and beers blend perfectly with cigars. Others, not so much. 

It's important to match the body of the cigar with the body of the liquor. Pairing cigars with wines and spirits is just one part of the balance. Ultimately, what tastes best to you is what will work and what won't. As always, if you need a recommendation, one of our wait staff will be glad to help.
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