The world-famous Montecristo brand turned 85 in 2021 and Altadis U.S.A. celebrated this milestone occasion with the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua cigars. For this special creation, Altadis has once again turned to brand ambassador Rafael Nodal, their elite Grupo de Maestros, and famed cigarmaker AJ Fernandez. All three have teamed up with the company on several occasions to lend their talents to some of the brands enormously popular Cuban heritage lines. For this landmark offering, they chose a Nicaraguan puro blend made entirely of Cuban seed tobaccos expertly hand rolled in AJ Fernandez’s prestigious San Lotano factory in Ocotál Nicaragua. The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua is offered as a box-pressed series of four sizes. Box-pressed, or Soft -Press cigars do not have the sharp angles and defined corners of square -pressed cigars, (which are formed in slotted wooden trays), but rather they are round cigars that are packed tightly into their own dress boxes and then compacted by a hand press. The result is a squarish shaped cigar that provides an exceptionally slow burn and an effortless draw. These hand selected tobaccos provide a medium to full bodied smoke with savory flavors of wood, coffee, cinnamon, earth, and spice, all enhanced with a long-lasting sweet tobacco finish. Order a box from JR Cigar and savor a smoke that combines the Grupo de Maestros unsurpassed Cuban craftsmanship with AJ Fernandez’s modern blending style. Good News: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua has received a well-deserved 95-point rating and was awarded the #2 spot in Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2021.