Macanudo Inspirado announced that the brand is partnering with Barstool Sports, the maverick sports lifestyle platform, and has been named the official cigar of the Barstool Classic Golf Tournament kicking off today at the Innisbrook Island Course in Palm Harbor, FL.
This year, the Barstool Classic is executing 20 stops with 26 events in 19 states, plus a four-day Championship at Pinehurst Resort. Through its sponsorship of the Barstool Classic, Macanudo will deliver brand experiences at all 26 qualifying tournaments and the four-day Championship. A national online sweepstakes and in-store events will expand the program’s reach throughout the country.
Barstool Sports is a next-generation media company that combines sports with pop culture to engage fans through innovative programming that spans digital and experiential activations.
Steve Abbot, senior brand manager of Macanudo said, “Barstool Sports bucks the typical conventions of sports programming to reach a wide range of adults, especially those entering the handmade cigar category. Our partnership with them is a game changer within the premium cigar category because it provides us with ability to connect with the next generation of cigar aficionados unlike any other handmade cigar brand has done before.”
This is the third year of the Barstool Classic, and all tournaments are sold out.
As the official cigar of the Barstool Classic, Macanudo Inspirado will have a branded mobile humidor onsite at each tournament. Laurel Tilley, Macanudo’s brand ambassador will be onsite at most tournaments to host Macanudo Inspirado brand experiences where she’ll assist with cutting and lighting of Macanudo Inspirado, and share her top tips to help make all cigar smokers look like pros.
To drive its partnership with Barstool Sports, Macanudo is running the Macanudo Inspirado Barstool Sports Online Giveaway which features monthly prizes and a grand prize. Enter at Macanudo.com/barstool. From May through September, a monthly drawing will be held, with one winner receiving a 250-count stainless steel humidor complete with Spanish cedar shelves and a soft-touch digital thermometer. In September, two grand prize winners will each receive the Macanudo Inspirado Barstool Sports Limited Edition Golf set consisting of TaylorMade golf clubs as well as a co-branded golf bag and head covers featuring the Macanudo and Barstool Sports logos.