MONTECRISTO - Havana Cigar Exchange


About this brand: 

Montecristo is one of the most recognized Habanos brands in the world. Montecristo could be considered to be the benchmark by which all other Habanos are measured.

Its name originates from the novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas. The tobacco store reader read the novel to the Torcedores (cigar makers) at the H.Upmann factory in Havana, where the brand was founded in 1935. Such was the acceptance that it was decided to give the name of the novel’s protagonist to the new brand.

Initially it was composed by five unique vitolas, numbered from 1 to 5, Montecristo Edmundo and Petit Edmundo, were launched in 2004 and 2007 respectively.

In 2009, the Línea Montecristo Open was introduced, specially conceived to be enjoyed in open spaces, with four new vitolas: Eagle, Master, Regata and Junior. In 2013, the Double Edmundo vitolas and a new figurado, the Montecristo Petit No. 2, were launched.