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Monday, October 26, 2015

Rich History of the Montecristo Brand In 80th Anniversary Cigar


Cigar factories in Cuba back in the 1930's were an interesting place. To make the monotony of the day easier to bear, professional readers would read requested books to the workers. The Count of Monte Cristo was one of the most popular books read by the readers. For this reason, the Montecristo brand was named in honor of the beloved novel.

Just as the novel is still popular today, Montecristo cigars have been going strong for 80 years. To celebrate this accomplishment, the Montecristo 80th Anniversary cigar was created. It was launched at the 2015 IPCPR trade show and is every bit as unique as the Montecristo brand.

The 80th Anniversary cigar features ligero and viso fillers from Nicaragua, as well as one very unique filler. It has Dominican Pilotico tobacco, grown from Cuban seeds brought over from Cuba by the one and only Pepe Mendez. The seeds are Dominican-grown, from the Navarrete region. Known for producing strong and full-flavored tobacco, this region is highly regarded. Finished with a Dominican binder and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, the cigar is a masterpiece.


It's no surprise that the 3000 boxes of Montecristo 80th Anniversary cigars sold out after the first day of the trade show. You can still get yours for the best online prices from Cuenca Cigars.