June 29, 2012 — Altadis USA is proud to announce a new launch Montecristo Epic Premium Selection ’07 – perhaps the best Montecristo ever!

So Special, So Unique, So Select, It’s Epic, MONTECRISTO EPIC

The task of creating Montecristo Epic was assigned to a special team of our most skilled and accomplished cigar makers – Grupo de Maestros – artisans with centuries of combined experience.  It is a true handmade luxury, a masterpiece of complexity and full-bodied smoking pleasure made of the finest aged tobaccos – Vintage 2007.

Every step of the process, from hand selecting the ultra-premium tobaccos to each cigar’s flawless construction is performed with meticulous attention to detail and obsessive devotion. Each cigar is hand inspected and every box includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the artisans at every step. That’s what makes the cigar Montecristo.  That’s what it makes it Epic.

Wrapper:  Select Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Special Selecttion of Vintage Nicaraguan & Dominican Tobaccos

Production Team:  Grupo de Maestros


Vintage: 2007


Sizes: Churchill (56X7’’), Toro(52X6’’), Robusto (52X5’’)

Packing: 10 cigars/box

RSP: $15, $14, $13/stick

Launch Date: June 2012

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.