Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua
Since its creation in 1935, the fabled Montecristo has been a pop culture reference point. Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite, created in honor of the hero of the classic book by French novelist Alexandre Dumas, “The Count of Monte Cristo,” the cigar has forever been a legend.
The legacy is such that it required a cast of some of the world’s leading tobacco experts to deliver the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua, which will ship in November. The cast includes Rafael Nodal, head of product capability for Tabacalera USA, and awarding-winning tobacco powerhouse AJ Fernandez, who worked together to find a precise, proprietary blend of aged tobaccos to pay homage to the original tobaccos used in the first Montecristo cigar.
“To honor the age-old tradition of soft-pressing cigars, the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua will be introduced as a soft-pressed series of four sizes,” Nodal said in a press release. “The cigar offers a luxury showcase from seed to smoke…and extra-aged estate tobaccos from Nicaragua’s best growing regions.”
The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Series will come with an elevated Nicaragua Series black and gold band. The two-toned wood box includes luxe gold branding hardware.
The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua will be available in the following sizes, box counts and prices:
The toro (6 x 54), No. 2 (6.125 x 52) and churchill, (7 x 52) come in 10 count boxes and retail for $15.95 to $17.50 per cigar, respectively. The demi (5.5 x 46) comes in a 20-count box and retails for $10.40 per cigar.