Montecristo for years has been the most appreciated and best known brand within the Habanos community worldwide. The name 'Montecristo' comes from the hero of 'Alexandre Dumas' famous novel 'The Count of Montecristo' a firm favourite when read to the Torcedores who were the cigar makers in the factory where it was founded in 1935.
The very first Montecristo cigars had a very small range of sizes numbered from 1 to 5. Today, Montecristo consists of a lot large variety to cover every need of cigar enthusiast's needs. 2004 was the year the 52 gauge was introduced named Edmundo in recognition of the trend for heavy gauge sizes, a shorter version followed two years later called the Petit Edmundo. Edmundo was named after the Edmundo Dantes, the hero of Dumas novel.
In 2009 the new series of Montecristo cigars was introduced consisting of four sizes blended together with a lighter flavour; this was aimed at a new generation of smokers who enjoy the pleasures of outdoor pursuits.
Montecristo cigars are perfectly balanced with blends that are created exclusively with selected fillers, binders and leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone. This is the home of the finest tobaccos in the world. The original medium to full taste and the lighter blended flavour offer a distinguished aroma and appeal equally to both new and experienced cigar smokers.
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Our selection of Havana cigars, gift packs and boxes all come with an individual EMS stamp. 'EMS' stands for English Market Selection, and is a term that has been used in Cuba for over a century to identify the quality of cigars designated for the British market. The stamp has been awarded to all boxes and packs of Havanas that pass an additional UK inspection which is conducted once the cigars have reached their duty paid humidified warehouse. It serves as the traditional guarantee of quality and authenticity for Havanas sold in the UK. In 1997 the colour of the stamps started to change and have continued to do so annually. The EMS stamp guarantees that the cigars have been imported directly from Habanos SA in Cuba by its appointed UK distributor and that the boxes have been shipped and stored by experts. The cigars have also passed an additional UK quality check (every box is opened and each cigar individually inspected) and all UK Duties have been paid and correct UK health warnings applied.
We have in house engravers who will be able to personalise your chosen item. There is nothing more personal than a gift that has been personalised. Whether the inscription is on the gift box or the leather case the cigar may come inside.
We can usually engrave your chosen item within 24 hours and have it sent out to you.
*Because we do not have stock on site we cannot do next day but we aim to have your order shipped out to you within 5 working days with free UK delivery.
We can gift wrap your chosen gift in luxury gift wrapping with a hand written tag, to make your gift extra special to complete the presentation.
Montecristo is a world's best selling cigar brand and is the perfect choice for Corporate Gifts. Whether it be retirement, long term service, company awards or possibly a wedding favour for you and your guests.
A plaque can be engraved for the presentation box to make the gift that extra little bit more special. *That is if the item comes with a presentation box and can be engraved.
If you're interested in Montecristo cigars, whether it be personalisation, Corporate Gifts or a general query, please call Wheelers and we will be able to assist you.
Call our Loughborough, Leicestershire store 01509 266320 or email us.
Wheelers Luxury Gifts is an Authorised stockist of Montecristo cigars.