Altadis U.S.A. has begun shipping the new Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Doble Diamante, a limited edition 6 1/2 x 54 Nicaraguan puro made by A.J. Fernandez. It’s also a cigar that comes with an MSRP of $150.

The tobacco in the blend—which comes from Fernández’s El Dorado, La Lilia and San Lotano and farms—is reportedly the reason for the price tag, as the company claims it has been aged for a minimum of 10 years before the cigars were rolled.

Production of the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Doble Diamante is limited to 250 individually numbered boxes of 20 cigars, a total run of 5,000 cigars.

For consumers in states with high cigar taxes, the $150 price tag will likely only be seen in articles such as this, as it could easily cross the $200 mark. Per halfwheel estimates, the cigar would cost $234.48 in California and $262.50 in New York before sales taxes are added.

Altadis U.S.A. made the announcement about the cigar shipping via Cigar Aficionado.

Select photos courtesy of Altadis U.S.A.

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