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This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Montecristo brand and while 2020 has thrown a wrench in many plans, Altadis U.S.A. is celebrating with a new line.

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The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua is that line and it’s now arrived in stores. For the blend, it’s made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco and offered in four box-pressed sizes.

  • Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Demi (5 1/2 x 46) — $10.40 (Box of 20, $208)
  • Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Toro (6 x 54) — $15.95 (Box of 10, $159.50)
  • Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2 (6 1/8 x 52) — $16.43 (Box of 10, $164.30)
  • Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Churchill (7 x 52) — $17.50 (Box of 10, $175)

It is being produced at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotál, Nicaragua, best known as the factory where most of Erik Espinosa’s brands are currently made.

Altadis U.S.A. owns the trademark for Montecristo in the U.S. Habanos S.A. sells the brand in all other markets. While both companies produced specifically branded 80th anniversary cigars, Habanos S.A. has announced a new Montecristo for 2020, but not one that specifically references the 85th anniversary.

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Charlie Minato

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