Alonso Menéndez’s ambitious goal in 1935 was to set a new standard in the Cuban cigar world with the Habanos brand Montecristo. Only the best tobacco was used for Montecristo and the equipment of the boxes and belly bandages was of the highest standard. In no time at all, Montecristo became a bestseller and is now considered the best-known and most popular Habanos brand in the world.
Now, 74 years later, the Montecristo Open is setting new standards! Habanos sa has therefore created a second line in four formats. The tobacco blend is extraordinarily delicate for Cuban cigars, its style is refreshing and light.
Montecristo Open is particularly suitable for beginners in the world of Habanos or lovers of milder premium cigars from the Caribbean. Montecristo Open also expands the spectrum of possibilities for Habanos lovers. Be it as a cigar for the earlier hours of the day or as a particularly combinable companion for elegant wines and spirits.
Four contemporary formats have been created for the Montecristo Open line that appeal to modern cigar lovers. They are easy to smoke and have excellent draft behavior.
The origin of the tobacco corresponds to the claim and tradition of the brand: All leaves come from the plantations of the Vuelta Abajo region, the home of tobacco, which is among the best in the world. As is the case with the centuries-old Cuban tradition, the four new formats are “totallymente a mano” – made entirely by hand – in the H.Upmann factory in Havana.