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What started off as a classic novel that was read by the lector to the rollers on the factory floor, the Montecristo brand has grown into one of the most popular and renowned cigars in the world. With its beginnings in Havana and then a resurrection in the Dominican Republic by Altadis USA after the Cuban revolution, the Montecristo brand became one for the true cigar enthusiast.
The Dominican Republic version of Montecristo is handcrafted at Tabacalera de García in the small town of La Romana along the Caribbean coast. Here they use only the finest tobaccos held to highest quality-control standards. The brand’s construction and craftsmanship are flawless and its consistency is first-rate. The brand started with only five sizes but has grown to include many more and now has an impressive 14 line extensions lusa series of four limited-edition cigars.
Stalwarts of the diverse lineup extend from the original mild-to-medium Montecristo, which is slow-burning and filled with complex flavors, to the sensual and full-bodied Platinum Series, with its blend of Caribbean and Central and South American black tobaccos wrapped in a luxurious San Andrés-grown capa to offer a dense, flavor-packed experience.
Others in the historic roster include Montecristo Habana 2000 with its spicy Nicaragua-grown H2000 wrapper and the medium-to-full-bodied Montecristo White hand-wrapped with a golden Ecuador Connecticut shade leaf.
Not too many cigars can compete with Montecristo’s feverish brand loyalty, outstanding line extensions and consistent flavor and construction. With its quality Dominican characteristics, rich Cuban history and worldwide reputation, the always smooth and satisfying Montecristo continues to be a top seller.
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