Montecristo is one of the most famous, and trusted brands in the cigar world today. First manufactured in 1935 Cuba by Alonzo Menendez and Pepe Garcia, this brand is currently manufactured in the Dominican Republic, and is now owned by Altadis USA, who controls its distribution and marketing in the United States.The Montecristo brand was inspired by the adventure novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, which was a popular novel among cigar rollers in their factory, and read by the lector on the rolling floor. This was done to help pass the long work day. Best known for it's mild to medium blends Montecristo has produced a superb handcrafted medium to full bodied, cigar with an amazing flavor. Expect notes of full-flavored tobacco, aged leather, earthy woodiness and a smooth, robust finish.If you're a medium to full bodied cigar connoisseur this is a must try.