Altads USA has announced a new limited edition cigar under its Montecristo brand.  This cigar will pay homage to the company’s famed Grupo de Masestros team and will be known as the Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch.

According to a press release by Altadis, the Grupo de Maestros Private Batch has been a private blend smoked among the Grupo de Maestros team.  Altadis has now said this cigar is being made available to the public for the first time. 250 100 count boxes of the blend for a total of 25,000 cigars will be released.

The Grupo de Maestros, a special team of Altadis’ most skilled and accomplished cigar makers.

This is the third release under the Montecristo brand in 2014.  Earlier this year the brand announced the release of its first Nicaraguan puro, the Espada by Montecristo.  The brand also released a lounge exclusive to its Casa de Montecristo lounges called Casa de Montecristo Exclusivo.

At a glance, here is a look at the Grupo de Maestros Private Batch

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Dominican Olor 2010 (Villa Gonzalez Crop)
Filler: Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99

Vitolas Available

The Grupo de Maestros Private Batch is being made in one size – a 6 x 54 Toro with a price point around $15.00

As mentioned the 250 100 count boxes will be produced.  The boxes are trunk boxes made from the original cedar boxes where the cigars have been aging.  Each box will still have its natural weathering on it.  The boxes will also be individually numbered.