Celebrating 85 Legendary Years of Montecristo with a first-ever, tribute blend of the iconic cigar that started it all. The first Montecristo cigar was handcrafted in 1935 using a signature blend of tobaccos that has become the standard by which the brand still lives up to today. Now, 85 years later, tobacco and blending powerhouses Grupo De Maestros, Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez transport us back to that iconic moment in history with a first-ever interpretation of the original blend that made Montecristo the icon it is today. We are pleased to announce Cigar Aficionado has recognized the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2 as the #2 Cigar of the Year in 2021!