Unravelling Montecristo: Fascinating Facts You Should Know
Any true Cuban cigar connoisseurs must have savoured the inimitable flavour of a Montecristo cigar. Its distinguished and signature aroma captivates aficionados across the globe, making it the world’s most popular brand, accounting for 25% of Habanos S.A.'s sales. We have, in particular, curated a selection of stories behind the brand, immersing yourself in their rich heritage and gaining a profound understanding of their essence.
Montecristo was introduced in 1935 and rolled in the H. Upmann factory. The brand name pays tribute to the Count of Monte Cristo, the cigar-smoking hero of Alexandre Dumas’s novel. The Montecristo logo features a fleur-de-lis, a symbol of the French monarchy, and 6 crossed swords, representing the count in the novel.
Montecristo cigars are produced in two countries: Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The core lines, including the Open series, Linea 1935, and Edmundo, are crafted using only the finest filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone, home to the world's finest tobaccos. Special lines like Montecristo AJ Fernandez and Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez are created in the Dominican Republic by AJ Fernandez, a unique collaboration between the Cuban and New World titans.
Choosing Between the Montecristo Numbered Series
Indulge in the variety of Montecristo numbered series, each offering its distinctive allure. The Montecristo No. 1 cigar, a double corona size, longer and slimmer than most cigars, elegantly fits between your fingers, promising an unforgettable experience.
Highly regarded by cigar aficionados worldwide, the Montecristo No. 2 is renowned for its ageing potential, and exquisite vitola that has even won the heart of Michael Jordon himself, making it his favourite cigar.
For those seeking a delightful twist, Montecristo No. 3, a corona with a similar taste profile as No. 2, offers an added kick of spiciness that adds an exciting dimension to your smoke.
And finally, the Montecristo No. 4, the most popular and best-selling Cuban cigar for years delivers a smooth, mellow, rich, and creamy smoke, with flavours of leather, coffee, and earth reminiscent of classic Havana.
Whether you're a seasoned Montecristo enthusiast or a curious newcomer, exploring the depths of this iconic brand will undoubtedly enrich your cigar journey. Embark on this flavor-filled expedition with us and unlock the enigmatic world of Montecristo.