Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A. Expands Distribution of Montecristo Epic Craft Cured

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Altadis U.S.A. is proud to announce a national distribution expansion of the latest extension of the Montecristo Epic portfolio: Montecristo Epic Craft Cured. Developed and produced by the well-respected Plasencia family in Nicaragua, Montecristo Epic Craft Cured is the result of choice Nicaraguan tobaccos having undergone a long-forgotten, unique curing process, ensuring one of the most flavorful cigars ever offered.

Handcrafted by the Plasencia family, this Montecristo selection exudes complexity and elegance; comprised of rare tobaccos, 100% from Nicaragua, and featuring a vintage 2006 Rosado Oscuro wrapper. To achieve Montecristo Epic Craft Cured’s incomparable flavor, a notable aging method was utilized, which has been employed for generations by only the most skilled cigar artisans. This distinctive technique specially cures each tobacco component of the cigar within small pilones. The meticulous process unifies all the components, allowing the flavors of the cigar’s wrapper, binder and filler tobaccos to marry into a more harmonious profile. The result of this special curing method is a well-balanced, and far more flavorful cigar.

Montecristo Epic Craft Cured boasts a luxuriant medley of Esteli, Jalapa and Condega filler tobaccos, carefully wrapped within a unique Ometepe binder. This exquisite release is beautifully finished with a vintage 2006 Rosado Oscuro wrapper, grown and harvested by the Plasencia family. This ultra-premium leaf has been carefully aged since it was harvested in 2006, from a batch regarded by many in the industry as some of the finest of crops grown in the region’s recent history.

With Montecristo Epic Craft Cured, the Plasencia family sought to create one of the most inspired and flavorful blends under the prestigious label, prompting the talented team to resurrect and hone an age-old curing practice, exclusively for this sophisticated release. Montecristo Epic Craft Cured promises to be a benchmark of taste, creativity, and construction. From more experienced palates, to the contemporary young adult smoker, Montecristo Epic Craft Cured’s profile is aimed to please; imparting a balanced array of warm spices, cocoa, nuts, and coffee nuances, within each flavorful draw.

Montecristo Epic Craft Cured is a timeless masterpiece that no polished connoisseur should miss. Craft Cured will be priced between $14.65 and $16.50 a cigar, and presented in boxes of 10. Full distribution to trade channels is expected to begin on December 15, 2017.


52 x 5
52 x 6
52 x 6 1/8

Box count: 10
MSRP: $14.65 – $16.50 USD

Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A. Expands Distribution of Montecristo Epic Craft Cured

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