Santa Clara, Inc., a tobacco wholesaler associated with Altadis USA and online retailer JR Cigar, has announced the debut of a new Montecristo blend for the TPE trade show later this month.
Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days is crafted at the Flor de Copan factory in Honduras under the guidance of Altadis USA’s Grupo de Maestros team. The cigar features a three-country blend, including an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers of Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. As for the concept, Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days takes its name from the “100 Days” chapter of Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, which the brand was originally named after when launching in 1935.
The chapter tells of events that took place in the hundred days following Napoleon Bonaparte’s escape from the Isle of Elba and how he reclaimed power in France. Inspired by this classic story, Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days cigars are placed into aromatic cedar bins after the rolling process for an additional 100 days of aging. To close the chapter, Montecristo cigar makers designed each cigar box to resemble the classic Alexandre Dumas book.
Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days will become available in three sizes, being offered in 10-count boxes that have been designed to resemble The Count of Monte Cristo book.
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Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua | Dominican Republic
- Factory: Flor de Copán S.A. (Honduras)
- Production: Regular Production
- Packaging: 10-ct boxes
- Vitolas: 3
- Price: $13.00–$15.00 (MSRP)
- Robusto: 5″ x 52 | $13.00
- Toro: 6″ x 52 | $14.00
- Churchill: 7″ x 56 | $15.00