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Description

The Montecristo cigars are the most popular Cuban blends, these cigars have a rare flavor and incredible taste. One of the most important factors of the popularity of Montecristo cigars is their unique and distinct blend. That is characteristically identified to the palate. There is a wide range of Montecristo cigars having the same basic taste and unique flavours and different sizes and aromas. The other important feature of Montecristo blends is their construction. Montecristo cigars are among the finest and well constructed cigars of the Cuba. The cigar experts who are responsible for the manufacture of these blends are strictly selected and high profiled. The dark and robust wrappings of all Montecristo blends make them even more attractive. All the Montecristo blends demand an adequate aging to achieve the optimum taste and aroma.

History

Being the most popular cigars in the world, the Montecristo blends currently make approximately 50 % of total Cuban Cigars exported every year. As a matter of fact, the export business of the Cuba depends largely on the tobacco and cigar export industry. As we have already mentioned, Montecristo blends hold a large market share, more than half of the marketing industry has been dependent upon these cigars blends. The origin of Montecristo cigars touches the mid of 1935, when the Particulares Cigar Factory was bought by Alonso Menendez. The Particulares manufacturers used to produce the famous Particulares brand and the Byron blends. Later, the Alonso Menendez launched a brand new blend which he called ‘Montecristo’. This new brand brought a revolution in the cigar industry and appeared as the most unique and pleasant. The name of this brand was taken from the novel ‘The Count of Montecristo’ (by Alexander Dumas). The cigar name is a tribute to this famous character carrying the same robustness and strength. The initial logo of the brand was very simple; however, the current logo is really attractive with a triangle of 6 swords surrounding the ‘fleur-de-lis’ (symbolized and stylized lily flower). This logo was designed by the British distributors and manufacturers of the brand i.e. John Hunter Morris Elkan Company. In the month of July 1936, Menendez Garcia Cia joined hands with Alonso Menendez and this partnership took the popularity of the Montecristo blends to the new heights. Later in the year 1937, the company purchased the H.Upmann Firm from its owner J.Frankau. The manufacture of Montecristo was totally transferred to H.Upmann and it continued for about four decades. In the year 1963, the merger of the J.Franku and the John Hunter Morris took place and the name was changed to ‘Hunter and Franku’. Since then, the Hunter and Franku are the sole and the best distributers of the Cuban Cigar brands throughout the United Kingdom. Moreover, the import and export of the Cuban blends, especially the Montecristo cigars, is also handled by Hunter and Franku firms. The Alfred Dunhill Factory stands behind the incredible fame of the Montecristo blends. About two-thirds of the Habanos worldwide cigar sales comprises of various variants of Montecristo blends, making it the most sold as well as the most popular cigar brand of the world. At the time of Revolution of the Cuba, the nationalization made the cigar manufacturing policies quite strict. The cigar firms found these policies too harsh and many of them started to move. In the year 1961, the Menendez and Gracia also moved to the Canary lands and re-established and flourished on the Montecristo brand. Later in the year 1970, the business was forced to be moved again because of some dispute on the trademark.

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Montecristo A
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Montecristo Double Edmundo
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Montecristo Eagle Open Series
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Montecristo Edmundo
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Montecristo Master Open Series
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Montecristo No.3
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Montecristo No.5
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Montecristo Petit Edmundo
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Montecristo Sublimes LE 2008
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Montecristo Churchills Anejados
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  1. Montecristo 520 LE 2012

    Montecristo 520 LE 2012

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    Ring Guage: 55

    Length: 165 mm / 6.5 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium - Full

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  2. Montecristo A

    Montecristo A

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    Ring Guage: 47

    Length: 23.50 cm / 9.2 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium to Full

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  3. Montecristo Double Edmundo

    Montecristo Double Edmundo

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    Ring Guage: 50

    Length: 155 mm / 6.1 inches

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    Strength: Medium to Full

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  4. Montecristo Eagle Open Series

    Montecristo Eagle Open Series

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    Ring Guage: 54

    Length: 150 mm / 5.9 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Light to Medium

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  5. Montecristo Edmundo

    Montecristo Edmundo

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    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 135 mm / 5.3 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  6. Montecristo Edmundo Tubos

    Montecristo Edmundo Tubos

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    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 135 mm / 5.3 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  7. Montecristo Especial

    Montecristo Especial

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    Ring Guage: 38

    Length: 192 mm / 7.5 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  8. Montecristo Especial No 2

    Montecristo Especial No 2

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    Ring Guage: 38

    Length: 152 mm / 5.9 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  9. Montecristo Gran Reserva 2011

    Montecristo Gran Reserva 2011

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    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 156mm / 6.1 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium - Full

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  10. Montecristo Grand Edmundo LE10 (Box 10)

    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 150 mm / 5.9 inches

    Duration: 1hour-1.30hour

    Strength: Medium

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  11. Montecristo Joyitas

    Montecristo Joyitas

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    Ring Guage: 26

    Length: 115 mm / 4.5 inches

    Duration: Woody

    Strength: 115 mm / 4.5 inches

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  12. Montecristo Master Open Series

    Montecristo Master Open Series

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    Ring Guage: 50

    Length: 124 mm / 4. 8 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Light to Medium

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  13. Montecristo No.1

    Montecristo No.1

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    Ring Guage: 42

    Length: 165 mm / 6.4 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  14. Montecristo No.2

    Montecristo No.2

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    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 156 mm / 6.1 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium - Full

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  15. Montecristo No.3

    Montecristo No.3

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    Ring Guage: 42

    Length: 142 mm / 5.5 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  16. Montecristo No.4

    Montecristo No.4

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    Ring Guage: 42

    Length: 129 mm / 5.0 inches

    Duration: 30-45 min

    Strength: Medium

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  17. Montecristo No.5

    Montecristo No.5

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    Ring Guage: 40

    Length: 102 mm / 4.0 inches

    Duration: 20-30 min

    Strength: Medium

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  18. Montecristo Open Eagle Tubos

    Montecristo Open Eagle Tubos

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    Ring Guage: 54

    Length: 150mm / 5.9 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Light to Medium

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  19. Montecristo Open Regata Tubos

    Montecristo Open Regata Tubos

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    Ring Guage: 46

    Length: 135mm / 5.3 inches

    Duration: 30-45 min

    Strength:  Light to Medium

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  20. Montecristo Petit Edmundo

    Montecristo Petit Edmundo

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    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 110 mm / 4. 3 inches

    Duration: 30-40 min

    Strength: Medium

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  21. Montecristo Petit Edmundo Tubos

    Montecristo Petit Edmundo Tubos

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    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 110mm / 4.3 inches

    Duration: 30-45 min

    Strength: Medium

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  22. Montecristo Petit Tubos

    Montecristo Petit Tubos

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    Ring Guage: 42

    Length: 129mm / 5.0 inches

    Duration: 30-45 min

    Strength: Medium

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  23. Montecristo Robustos LE 2006

    Montecristo Robustos LE 2006

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    Ring Guage: 55

    Length: 165 mm / 6. 5 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium - Full

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  24. Montecristo Sublimes LE 2008

    Montecristo Sublimes LE 2008

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    Ring Guage: 54

    Length: 164 mm / 6.4 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  25. Montecristo Tubos

    Montecristo Tubos

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    Ring Guage: 42

    Length: 155mm / 6.0 inches

    Duration: 45min-1hour

    Strength: Medium

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  26. Montecristo Churchills Anejados

    Ring Guage: 47

    Length: 178 mm / 6.9 inches

    Duration: 

    Strength: Medium to Full

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  27. NEW - Montecristo Petit No. 2

    NEW - Montecristo Petit No. 2

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    Ring Guage: 52

    Length: 120 mm / 4.7 inches

    Duration: 45-60 minutes

    Strength: Medium

    Aroma: 

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