Cigar News: Montecristo to Introduce Nicaraguan Puro
Altadis USA will soon unveil their latest modern take on the classic Montecristo cigar: a Nicaraguan puro, the Montecristo Espada.
Translated from Spanish, “Espada” means “sword,” a nod to the rapiers found on the classic Montecristo logo that are the focus of the Espada’s packaging and band designs.
The first all-Nicaraguan Montecristo cigar, Montecristo Espada has been described as a spicy cigar that owes its strong character to the diverse selection of Nicaraguan tobaccos used in the blend. In addition to a Cuban-seed Habano wrapper and binder from Jalapa, the new cigar incorporates filler tobaccos from the Jalapa, Ometepe and Condega growing regions of Nicaragua. A collaboration between cigar veteran Nestor Plasencia and the famous Grupo de Maestros blending team, the Montecristo Espada is handmade in Nicaragua at Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Packaged in suede boxes of ten, each Espada cigar is labeled with three bands: a primary Montecristo band, a foot band that reads “Espada” and an ornate certificate wrapped around the middle of the cigar. The Espada will be available in three sizes: “Ricasso” (5×54), “Guard” (6×50), and “Quillon” (7×56.)
Look for this sharp new offering from Montecristo to arrive on BCP shelves sometime next month.