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Montecristo: 80th Anniversary of Cuba’s Best-Selling Brand

Students of the origins of Havana cigar brands will know that Montecristo came in just five sizes named numerically and it has always been assumed that the initial athletic line-up formed Montecristo’s range from the very beginning in 1935. However, during his research into the history of Hunters & Frankau, Simon Chase found some documents that suggest a rather different story.

Montecristo Media Corona is #15 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2015

This Half Corona celebrated its world debut as part of the 225th anniversary of the British Habanos importers Hunters & Frankau in June 2015. The vitola was actually first rolled in 1907, and, in the 1920s and 1930s became a veritable sales success. It’s the shortest hand-rolled Habanos cigar that exists.

Cigar Journal Tasting Panel

Ten of the Best Cigar Ratings in the Cigar Journal Autumn Edition 2015

Ten of the Best Cigar Ratings in the Cigar Journal Autumn Edition 2015

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