Altadis U.S.A. has announced another collaboration with Master Blender AJ Fernandez. The company is releasing the new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez. The company will have full distribution of this cigar beginning at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show.

“The Monte by Montecristo line was launched in 2013 to add new dimension to the traditional Montecristo portfolio—a stronger cigar at an affordable price point,” Altadis U.S.A. says. “ Today, we’re building on its success with consumers by partnering with AJ Fernandez to deliver the new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez, crafted to appeal to the adult consumer demographic with a taste for stronger, bolder smoking experiences,” the company said.

The new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Corojo ’98 binder, and a combination of Criollo ’98 and Piloto Cubano Dominican filler. The cigars will be in four box-pressed sizes – each packaged in 20-count boxes.

The addition of the Monte by Montecristo brings the total number of collaborations between Fernandez and Tabacalera USA to five. Of those five collaborations, three are being distributed by Altadis U.S.A. including the Gispert Intenso, H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez, and Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez.  Two other releases, Montecristo Crafted by AJ Fernandez and Romeo y Julieta Crafted by AJ Fernandez are distributed by Santa Clara Cigars, the distribution arm for JR Cigar and Casa de Montecristo.

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Corojo 98
Filler: Criollo 98, Piloto Cubano Dominican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)

Vitolas Available

Corona: 5 x 44 (SRP $10.50)
Robusto: 4 1/4 x 43 (SRP $10.80)
Belicoso: 6 1/8 x 54 (SRP $11.25)
Toro: 6 x 55 (SRP $11.00)