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Montecristo cigars are the name of two brands, one of which is produced in Cuba for Habanos SA, and the other which is found in the Dominican Republic for Altadis SA. Originally, though, after his acquisition of the Particulares Factory in 1935, Alonso Menéndez created the Montecristo brand.
Originally, the brand only had five cigar sizes available, with the addition of a tubed cigar which was produced during the 1940s. The Montecristo brand remained largely unchanged until after nationalisation occurred in 1960. After the brand moved production from Cuba to the Dominican Republic in the mid-1970s, the cigar brand was then open to the US market and customers were able to buy Montecristo cigars in five new sizes between 1970 and 1980.
To date, the Montecristo cigar brand accounts for approximately ¼ of worldwide cigar sales, and as a result is touted as being the most popular Cuban cigar in the world.
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Choose from a wide range of strengths and sizes within the Montecristo range. Whether you are a novice or experienced smoker, you can rest assured that this cigar range will cater to your requirements.
Starting at a light strength of 1 out of 5, the Montecristo Open Eagle Tubed 3 pack is the perfect choice for those who are new to cigar smoking. The 5 ⅞ inch Cuban cigar boasts an impressively cool toke throughout the entire smoking experience, and that is complemented by notes of pepper, leather and cool cedar, making it ideal for all occasions.
As another excellent choice for those interested in cigar smoking, we recommend the Montecristo No. 4. Its medium strength and 20 to 30-minute smoking time means you can bask in the exquisite spice and pepper undertones that come with this impressive cigar. This best-selling handmade cigar from Montecristo is a true classic that is advocated by many experts around the world, so we highly recommend that you give it a try.
For the experienced smoker, you may be interested in trying the Montecristo Especial; one of the additional five sizes produced during the 1970s and 1980s. Its high strength and long smoking duration deliver a complex series of notes, such as pepper, leather and minerality, which slowly evolve into a bittersweet spicy taste, finishing with a toasty earth finish.
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