Although Montecristo is not one of the oldest Habanos brands, it is probably the best known and probably most popular Habanos brand worldwide. It represents the standard by which many Habanos smokers judge other brands.
The brand is said to have come under its name because the torcedores of H. Upmann, in which the Montecristo brand was created around 1935, had a penchant for the famous novel “The Count of Monte Christo” by the French author Alexandre Dumas.
Nowadays, the selection, which was originally limited to an assortment designated from No.1 to 5, includes everything the heart of the cigar smoker desires, from the majestic Montecristo A to the little Joyita. They all have the typical Montecristo taste in common.
The perfectly balanced Montecristo blends are made from exquisite leaves from the Vuelta Abajo region, home to the best tobacco in the world.
All Montecristo formats are today – like before – ‘totalmente a mano, tripa larga’ – long fillers made entirely by hand.