THE LEGACY OF A LEGEND
Montecristo is the most famous and perhaps, the most sought after of Habanos brands. It has been regarded by many the reference of Habanos flavor. Its name is inspired in Alejandro Dumas' novel El Conde de Montecristo, with great acceptance among cigar rollers in the H. Upmann factory in Havana, where the brand was founded in 1935.
Montecristo historic portfolio, which was initially made up exclusively of vitolas ranging from 1 to 5, was progressively completed with the addition of offers that cover all preferences among the most demanding smokers. In 2004, a new vitola was added to the brand, Edmundo (ring gauge 52 x 135 mm long), embracing the trend of thick ring-gauge format that was then rounded out a couple of years later with the Petit Edmundo (ring gauge 52 x 110 mm long). In 2013, the Edmundo line was enhanced with the arrival of a new vitola, Double Edmundo (ring gauge 50 x 155 mm long) that provides the full range of scents and tastes of the Edmundo Line's classic blend in approximately an hour-long smoke.
Montecristo “Herederos” is the vitola selected by Habanos, S.A. to commemorate in 2020 the brand 85th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the La Casa del Habano franchise network. Herederos is brought to market in special straight-sided boxes of 20 Habanos each and is exclusively marketed in the franchise networks of La Casa del Habanos and Especialistas en Habanos.
These Habanos have been “completely hand-rolled with long filler,” following a careful selection of filler, binder, and wrapper leaves from the finest tobacco plantations of Vuelta Abajo*, in the region of Pinar del Río*, Cuba*, and produced by highly qualified Cuban cigar rollers.
* D.O.P. (Protected Appellation of Origin)