At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, Altadis USA was saying the Grupo De Maestros Private Batch IV would be the final iteration of personal cigars released by the company’s famed Grupo de Maestros team. However, there is now another. This one is an exclusive to Casa de Montecristo stores and its simply known as the Grupo de Maestros Private Batch.
According to a press release, the Grupo de Maestros Private Batch is a Dominican puro that has been aging for the past ten years. It comes in one size – a 6 1/8 x 52 Belicoso. The cigars are packed in similar aging room chest boxes to what has been used on the other Private Batch releases. Given these are aged cigars, it’s described as a limited release. Production numbers were not announced.
Casa de Montecristo’s Boca Raton, FL; Burlington, Moorseville, and Selma, NC; Nashville, TN; Paramus and Whippany, NJ; 2nd Avenue store in New York City; and West Loop in Houston, TX stores all have the cigar now. The remainder of the stores will receive the cigar in April.
The Grupo de Maestros team represents some of the most skilled cigar makers in the Tabacalera de Garcia and Flor de Copa factories. They have been involved in some high-profile Altadis releases. According to Altadis U.S.A., the group has more than 300 years of combined experience.
At a glance, here is a look at the Grupo de Maestros Private Batch:
Blend and Origin
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera de Garcia
Belicoso: 6 1/8 x 52
Photo Credit: Tabacalera USA