Distributed widely throughout the world and sold originally by Dunhill New York, the Montecristo brand cigar currently accounts for almost 50% of all Cuban cigars exported each year, making the Montecristo the most popular Havana cigar in the world. The Montecristo was originally branded in 1935 under the name "the H. Upmann Montecristo Selection". When appointed the British distribution agent, the John Hunter firm shortened the brand's name to Montecristo. The John Hunter firm also redesigned the brand's logo to its distinctive red and yellow box with the triangular crossed swords. These delicious, full-flavored cigars are highly recognizable to the pallate due to their unique tobacco blend, and their highly distinctive flavor. The Montecristo brand is also highly popular as the result of it's exeptionally consistent quality.

MONTECRISTO No. 5 Box of 5

No. 5
  • Ring Gauge: 40
  • Cigar length: 102 mm / 4.02'
  • Strength: Medium to Full Body
  • Vitola: Petit Corona
Sometimes I have 20 minutes of free time in this vortex that is the modern urban world. I go to a park which is near my office and take a No.5 with me. I breath in the fresh multi-scented air. I smell the pine sap from a tree near by. Strick a match and ignite the Tres Petit Corona and the bunch frees its wonderful bouquet that releases a textured and honest smoke. I relax. No.5 is an exploration of floral and woody notes supported by a mild Cuban tobacco. It is a ubiquitous cigar being easy and likeable to all levels of smokers. The sublteness of this Cuban cigar derives from its precise construction, something that is technically hard to do with the Tres petit Corona, overheating is a problem that can be prominent in smaller cigars yet the No.5 has no such problems.
So, no problems with this No.5 from Montecristo!


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