June 25, 2014. Altadis USA has released a video about the new Espada by Montecristo Cigar to be released soon. Inspired by the craftsmanship of the old sword makers. For the very first time; Montecristo, Plasencia Family and Grupo de Maestros together to create the first Nicaraguan Montecristo: Espada by Montecristo.
Altadis USA, owner of the non-Cuban Montecristo brand, has been releasing one creative iteration of Montecristo after the next. On July 1, tobacconists will receive the Montecristo Espada, a bold blend marking the first time that a Monte has been rolled with only Nicaraguan tobacco.
Montecristo Espada is described by Altadis as a spicy cigar that owes its strong, piquant character to a variety of growing regions in Nicaragua. Featuring a Cuban-seed Habano wrapper and binder from Jalapa, the cigar combines several different Nicaraguan tobaccos in the filler from Jalapa, Ometepe and Condega.
The new smokes are made in Nicaragua at Nestor Plasencia’s Plasencia Cigars S.A. factory and are a collaboration between Plasencia and the Altadis blending team, known as the Grupo de Maestros.
Espadas come packaged in striking suede boxes of ten, each adorned with three bands: a primary Montecristo band, a foot band that reads “Espada” and an ornate certificate wrapped around the middle of the smoke. Spanish for “sword,” Espada is also a reference to the rapiers found on the iconic Montecristo logo, which was reinterpreted for this line to focus on a single sword rather than the traditional six.
Blended by Grupo de Maestros and crafted by Plasencia Family with aged vintage tobaccos. Plasencia and Grupo de Maestros pay tributo to Montecristo. The legend is honored.
WRAPPER: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010
BINDER: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2009
FILLER: Habano Jalapa Seco Vintage 2008/Habana Jalapa Viso Ometepe Vintage 2008/Habano Condega Ligero Vintage 2000
The new Espada by Montecristo will be available for purchase at our online store and you can Pre-Order Now Here.