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Montecristo Celebrates 80 Years of Hand Crafted Premium Cigars

Montecristo 80th Anniversary Cigar Debuts Exclusive and Rare Pilotico Tobacco





Montecristo 80th Anniversary   


The Montecristo brand has had a rich and glorious history. Dating back to 1935, Montecristo cigars have ranked among the most highly regarded and sought-after premium, handcrafted cigars in the world, known for their impeccable workmanship and superior and consistent quality. In honor of this iconic brand’s proud legacy, the makers of Montecristo are announcing the scheduled release of the Montecristo 80th Anniversary cigar.

The Montecristo 80th Anniversary is a very special, very limited edition cigar exclusively featuring, for the first time, Dominican Pilotico tobacco, grown from seeds hand carried by Pepe Mendez before fleeing Cuba. Set aside until recently, the Mendez family has carefully grown these coveted seeds in the fertile Navarrete region of the Dominican Republic. Naturally producing fewer and smaller leaves, the Navarrete area brings out the rich, bold and complex flavors of the tobacco, making for a wonderfully complex smoke.

Montecristo 80th Anniversary features a dark, rich and oily Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper that burns well with a full-bodied and spicy taste. The binder is a Dominican Olor 2010 Villa Gonzalez Crop, notable for its slightly natural sweetness and floral tones. The filler is a blend of the new and exclusive Dominican Pilotico tobacco combined with some Nicaraguan Criollo ’98, a dark, heavy bodied tobacco noted for its strength and robust taste, as well as Nicaraguan Corojo ’99, a wonderfully aromatic tobacco well known for a great burn and uniform white ash.

The Montecristo 80th Anniversary cigar will be available in a 54 x 6 square-pressed iconic Belicoso No. 2 size, packaged in a handmade, dark oak, 12-count box, handsomely adorned with a silver Fleur de Lis. Priced at $22 per cigar, the Montecristo 80th Anniversary is scheduled to launch at the 2015 IPCPR in July, there will be only 3,000 boxes available as well as fifty, 80-count, limited - edition Montecristo 80th Anniversary humidors.

For more information regarding the Montecristo 80th Anniversary cigars, please contact Yasemin Ozoncul at

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