Tobacco wholesaler Santa Clara, Inc. is introducing an exclusive cigar from Altadis U.S.A.: Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days. The cigar is rolled in Honduras at the Flor de Copan factory and blended by the Grupo de Maestros of Altadis U.S.A. The blend is said to contain some tobacco that has been aged ten years and uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican Republic filler.
Altadis U.S.A. announced today a new cigar honoring the H. Upmann brand's founder Herman Upmann. The new cigar is called H. Upmann Herman’s Batch. This new cigar ships late November.
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"For a mild cigar this one checked off many of the points I like from a fuller bodied and fuller flavored cigar. I feel this is a cigar for almost anyone to enjoy, and look forward to smoking one again soon!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
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Today, Altadis U.S.A. and AJ Fernandez announced another collaboration, the Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta. The cigar is made in Estelí, Nicaragua at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez. The blend uses an aged San Andrés wrapper, one of the more popular wrappers today.
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"Overall, this was a great cigar. The transitions were interesting, I loved the move from pepper and spice to rich and creamy. It's not one that stands out as mind-blowing, but it was enjoyable throughout, and I would very much enjoy smoking more." -Derek (StogieNinja)
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Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person's opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.
Altadis U.S.A. announced today the latest cigar in their H. Upmann lineup, the H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez. The is a partnership between Upmann and Jose Mendez who grew the tobacco used in the blend.
Altadis' Grupo de Maestros is collaborating with the Plasencia family again to make a followup to their 2014 Montecristo Espada, the Montecristo Espada Oscuro. Like the original release, this is a Nicaraguan Puro. This line extension uses a Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper instead of the Nicaraguan Habano. This wrapper was chosen by Rafael Nodal, Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA. Nodal, Grupo de Maestro Pedro Ventura and the Plasencia family created the blend.
Today, Altadis U.S.A. announced its first collaboration with boutique cigar manufacturer Crowned Heads. The brainchild of these two companies is the Montecristo Ciudad de Música.
November 19th, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— Montecristo will be holding its inaugural Montecristo Festival on November 19th at Merrick Park in Coral Gables, FL. The one-day event gives cigar lovers the chance to socialize and celebrate the cigar lifestyle, and will both educate and entertain, with events including cigar rolling and pairing presentations. The grounds will also feature games, art installations, and a live performance from Tomasito Cruz, the Grammy-winning Cuban musician.