The newest release from Macanudo revives a nearly extinct cigar making process. The tercio process has its roots in the Cuban cigar industry and is a labor-intensive process where box-like structures are made by hand using pliable palm bark. Tobacco is then aged in the tercio, where they age slowly with a tight seal that traps in moisture and heightens the final profile of the smoke. The cigar itself uses a blend of tobaccos from five countries and a mellow, Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper. The Palladium is available next month in three sizes with intricate double-banding in boxes designed to recall the brushed metallic look of palladium.