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Founded in 1935, Montecristo is one of the most well-known heirloom Cuban cigar brands in the world. The story of Montecristo Cigars shares many similar parts to most cigars of Cuban origin. Alonso Menendez was the creator of the brand, purchasing the Particulares Factory the same year they created the Montecristo.

 

As legend tells, the rollers at the factory would be read books and stories as they were working, including the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. This would then become the name of the popular cigar, the Montecristo.

 

Despite it being one of the most well known cigar brands, it is not actually that old, relatively speaking. Compared to some other Cuban cigar brands, such as H. Upmann, which was created in 1844, the 1935 formation of the Montecristo cigars makes them pretty young.

 

Despite not being in business for long, Montecristo was wildly successful. After only one year, they were able to purchase the H. Upmann brand, which had been floundering for some time before then.

 

The Menendez family was able to remain a powerhouse in the cigar scene for a while, but they fell victim to the same problem that the rest of the Cuban cigar industry did. After the 1959 revolution, Castro nationalized the Cuban cigar companies, forcing out all the owners. 

 

After fleeing the country, Benjamin Menendez, Alonso's son, created the non-Cuban version of the Montecristo, which they were able to sell in the United States. Thanks to the family's knowledge and experience, along with some Cuban tobacco seeds they were able to smuggle out, the non-Cuban Montecristo cigars were just as good as the original.

 

Known for their flawless burn and exceptional construction, Montecristo cigars are hand rolled with Nicaraguan and Dominican long fillers, all held together in a delicious Connecticut wrapper. Today, Montecristo is helmed from the Dominican Republic and rolled at modernized factories in Honduras and Nicaragua.

 

Pick up your Montecristo cigars today!

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  • Espada by Montecristo Quillon Cigar Espada by Montecristo Quillon Cigar Box Espada by Montecristo Quillon Cigar Single

    Espada by Montecristo Quillon Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Espada Origin: Nicaragua  Wrapper: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010 Size: 7 x 56 Shape: Churchill  Strength: Full Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  10 (Box)  

    $14.37 - $129.36
  • Montecristo Platinum Robusto Cigar Montecristo Platinum Robusto Cigar Box Montecristo Platinum Robusto Cigar Single

    Montecristo Platinum Robusto Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Platinum Series Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Habano Size: 5 x 50 Shape: Robusto Strength: Medium Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  27 (Box)  

    $10.64 - $258.63
  • Montecristo White Label Churchill Cigar Montecristo White Label Churchill Cigar Box Montecristo White Label Churchill Cigar Single

    Montecristo White Label Churchill Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo Model: White Label Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Size: 7 x 54 Shape: Churchill Strength: Medium Flavor: None Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  27 (Box)  

    $14.35 - $348.82
  • Montecristo White Label Rothchilde Cigar Montecristo White Label Rothchilde Cigar Box Montecristo White Label Rothchilde Cigar Single

    Montecristo White Label Rothchilde Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo Model: White Label Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Size: 5 x 52 Shape: Robusto Strength: Medium Flavor: None Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  27 (Box)  

    $12.34 - $299.84
  • Montecristo Anniversary Cigar Gift Set Montecristo Anniversary Cigar Gift Set Box Montecristo Anniversary Cigar Gift Set Singles

    Montecristo Anniversary Cigar Gift Set

    Brand: Montecristo  12 Sticks per box:   Model: White Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Size: 5 X 64 Shape: Toro Strength: Medium Flavoring: No Amount: 2 Sticks   Model: Classic Origin: Dominican...

    $92.82
  • Montecristo No.3 Corona Cigar Montecristo No.3 Corona Cigar Box Montecristo No.3 Corona Cigar Single

    Montecristo No.3 Corona Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Original  Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Size: 5 1/2 x 44 Shape: Corona Strength: Medium Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  25 (Box)  

    $11.58 - $217.24
  • Montecristo Epic Churchill Cigar Montecristo Epic Churchill Cigar Box Montecristo Epic Churchill Cigar Single

    Montecristo Epic Churchill Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Epic Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Size: 7 x 56 Shape: Churchill Strength: Full Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  10 (Box)  

    $17.85 - $160.65
  • Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro Cigar Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro Cigar Box Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro Cigar Single

    Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Epic Craft Cured Origin: Nicaragua  Wrapper: Nicaraguan Oscuro Size: 6 x 52 Shape: Toro Strength: Full Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  10 (Box)  

    $13.59 - $122.35
  • Montecristo Platinum Toro Cigar Montecristo Platinum Toro Cigar Box Montecristo Platinum Toro Cigar Single

    Montecristo Platinum Toro Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Platinum Series Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Habano Size: 6 x 50 Shape: Toro Strength: Medium Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  27 (Box)  

    $11.81 - $286.88
  • Espada by Montecristo Magnum Cigar Espada by Montecristo Magnum Cigar Box Espada by Montecristo Magnum Cigar Single

    Espada by Montecristo Magnum Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Espada Origin: Nicaragua  Wrapper: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010 Size: 6 x 60 Shape: Magnum  Strength: Full Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  10 (Box)  

    $14.83 - $133.45
  • Monte by Montecristo Jacopo No.2 Cigar Monte by Montecristo Jacopo No.2 Cigar Box Monte by Montecristo Jacopo No.2 Cigar Single

    Monte by Montecristo Jacopo No.2 Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Monte Jacopo Origin: Nicaragua  Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Size: 6 1/4 X 54 Shape: Torpedo Strength: Full Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  16 (Box)  

    $11.49 - $165.40
  • Montecristo Classic Mini Cigars Montecristo Classic Mini Cigars Box Montecristo Classic Mini Cigars Single

    Montecristo Classic Mini Cigars

    Brand: Montecristo Model: Classic Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Connecticut Size: 20 x 2 7/8 Shape: Mini Strength: Full Flavoring: No Amount:   20 Sticks per Tin  

    $10.20
  • Montecristo White Mini Cigars Montecristo White Mini Cigars Box Montecristo White Mini Cigars Single

    Montecristo White Mini Cigars

    Brand: Montecristo Model: White Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Size: 20 x 2 7/8 Shape: Mini Strength: Mild Flavoring: No Amount:   20 Sticks per Tin  

    $10.20
  • Montecristo Classic Collection No.2 Cigar Montecristo Classic Collection No.2 Cigar Box Montecristo Classic Collection No.2 Cigar Single

    Montecristo Classic Collection No.2 Cigar

    Brand: Montecristo  Model: Classic Collection Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Select Connecticut Shade Size: 6 1/8 X 52 Shape: No.2 Strength: Medium Flavoring: No Amount:   1 Stick  5 Sticks  20...

    $17.81 - $320.58
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