Altadis U.S.A. Adds Montecristo Epic Craft Cured

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The Plasencia family will be creating another cigar for Altadis U.S.A.

It’s called Montecristo Epic Craft Cured, a reference to how the tobacco used for the cigar was processed. Instead of using large pilones, the company says the Plasencia family aged the tobacco in smaller pilones.

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News of the cigar was first reported by Cigar Aficionado. Altadis U.S.A. previously told halfwheel a press release would not be issued until “next week.”

As for the tobacco, it’s a Nicaraguan puro including a rosado oscuro wrapper from the 2006 harvest, a binder from Ometepe and fillers from Condega, Estelí and Jalapa.

It’s offered in three sizes: 5 x 52, 6 x 52 and 6 1/8 x 52 with pricing set at $14.65-16.50 per cigar.

The cigar is expected to ship in mid-December.

This is the third time Plasencia has made a Montecristo for Altadis U.S.A. following the Montecristo Espada in 2014 and limited Montecristo Espada Estoque.

Update (Dec. 5, 2017) — Details of the cigar were confirmed by Altadis U.S.A. in a press release, while photos provided by the company were added to the story. Additionally, the name was updated to add the word Epic, which had previously been omitted.

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