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MontecristoThe story behind the Montecristo cigar name is an interesting one. The name Montecristo is the name of two premium cigar brands, one from Cuba and the other from the Dominican Republic. After the revolution in Cuba, Alonso Menendez and Pepe Garcia moved to the Dominican republic to regain their tobacco throne. Altadis USA is a Franco-Spanish tobacco monopoly, and the Montecristo brand is their largest cigar import to the world. They make up a huge percentage of US imports. A huge misconception of the Montecristo story is that Menedez and Garcia origionally named their cigars H. Upmann Montecristo, however the real truth is that the brand was founded by Menedez in 1935, however, it was 1937 when they purchased H. Upmann.

The brand name was inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ novel titled “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The cigar companies hired readers in the days before radios were invented. They were hired to read newspaper articles and novels to keep the cigar rollers entertained. The Count of Monte Cristo was among the favorite things the rollers liked to have read to them. This inspired Menendez to name his cigar line Montecristo Cigars.

The Montecristo cigar line began with only five sizes, and it has now grown to many more and includes premium cigars that are widely known. The Montecristo No. 4 is the most popular cigar in the world today. If you have read the novel by Dumas you can see the coincidences between the novel and the company’s history. The first five new sizes added to the line include the following; the A, Especial 1 and 2, Jolita, and the Petit Tubo. In 2004 the company released a robust sized cigar named the Edmundo, after the hero in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmund Dantes.

The Montecristo cigars logo is known around the world. It is a triangle of six swords surrounding a fleur-de-lis. The designer is John Hunter Morris who is with the brands British distributor. The bands on the cigars themselves are commonly simple by design, and they simply state the name of the cigar itself, as well as the brand name Montecristo. There is a fluer-de-lis on the bands, however the triangle of swords is only on the beautiful wooden box these masterpieces come packaged in. The designs of both the box artwork and the band artwork are elegantly simple.

When you smoke a Montecristo cigar you can be assured you will be smoking one of the very best handmade cigars in the world. They are made up of complex flavors, and they each have a special trait about them that will “Wow” you. Just as an example, the Montecristo Serie C cigar is made with a wrapper that is a Cameroon leaf, each of which are all hand picked and carefully stored to age perfectly. The company takes great pride in their line, and this is quite obvious by the great lengths they go through to ensure a great tasting, perfectly hand rolled cigar. The next time you are in your local smoke shop purchasing cigars, perhaps you will pick one of these cigars up and take yourself on an adventure, as in the book by Alexandre Dumas.

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    Cigar Aficionados 2013 Cigar Of The Year Montecristo No2
    CA’s 2013 cigar of the year is the Montecristo No. 2, a torpedo made at the famous H. Upmann Factory. It is an iconic torpedo, measured at 6 x 52 and made out of Cuban tobaccos. The name is derived from the Count of Monte Cristo, a classic piece of literature.
    Montecristo Montes Cigars Are Appreciated By Smokers
    The Montecristo Montes cigars are another solid offering from one of the most recognizable cigar brands in the world. The company has been around since 1935 and its creator, Alonso Menendez, also had a hand in rejuvenating the H. Upmann line
    Find Out About Montercristo Texas Edition Cigars
    Everything is bigger in the south, and the Montecristo Connoisseur Texas Edition cigar is no different. From the exceptional flavor blend to the quality tobaccos, this is a stogie that is leaving reviewers and critics wanting more.
    Montecristo Epic Cigars Are Here
    With an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, the Montecristo Epic cigars are hand wrapped with attention to quality and detail at every turn. This smoke features a Nicaraguan binder and fillers that are a blend of both Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos.
    Montecristo Original Cigar
    Montecristo Cigars are a premium brand that is created and constructed in the prime tobacco fields of the Dominican Republic.
    Montecristo Museum Edition
    This finely made Montecristo Museum Edition series of cigars are made in the prominent Tabacalera Garcia factory, which can be found in the Dominican Republic.
    Montecristo Edicion Limitada
    The Montecristo Edicion Limitada keeps with the amazing tradition of all Montecristo cigars. The hand crafted Montecristo Edicion Limitada is another unique stick manufactured by skilled craftsmen in the Dominican Republic.
    Montecristo Classic Cigars
    The legend behind this brand was Dominican, and was responsible for growing and maintaining the highest quality of binders, fillers, and tobaccos for this outstanding series of the Montecristo Classic.
    Montecristo 75th Anniversary
    The Montecristo 75th Anniversary series includes the Edmundo, Lancero, no. 2 and no. 4, and the Churchill. The elegant and quality tradition of the Montecristo line of cigars continues present-day.
    Montecristo Reserva Negra Cigars
    The ash of the Montecristo Reserva Negra is a very light gray to a whitish color. The ash on this cigar is showing to be a strong one that is solid with virtually no flakes, when tapped off it keeps its solidity.
    Montecristo White Cigar
    The Montecristo White is a beautifully constructed cigar, with its pristine white band. There is a nice sheen to it in any light. This cigar is a slow smoker and takes approximately an hour or so to enjoy.
    Montecristo Serie C Cigar
    The Montecristo Serie C is a premium cigar that is made by Altadis U.S.A ., and it was released in 2003 as part of their Edicion Limitada. This cigar is one of the best cigars on the market and many believe that is due in part to the unique wrapper.
    Montecristo Platinum Cigars
    The Montecristo Platinum is a beautifully presented luxury cigar that is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic. This cigar is produced by Altadis. There are virtually no veins, with the exception of one or two larger ones, but they are not problematic.
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