It’s really hard to recommend this cigar even if deep down we want too. Out of the 3 samples tested, we continually ran into construction flaws, burn, and relight issues, almost making this cigar unsmokable. It's clear that there was almost no quality control when this cigar was being constructed. You could visibly see the sloppiness. That being said, the flavor was absolutely on point even with the difficulties we experienced. At an average price of 7.50 per stick, we still think it’s worth rolling the dice. We are going to give it another go soon, because the flavor was that great. We just hope next time around the flaws are minimal.
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You can get your hands on this cigar for just around $8.00 which makes it a pretty damn good deal. There isn’t anything challenging about this cigar, so in terms of recommendation, but really feel there are some out there that may find this cigar to not be in their wheelhouse. If you do grab one, do yourself a favor… Drink it in the morning with a good cup of coffee. You won't regret it.
In 1935, Alonso Menendez purchased the Particulares cigar factory in Cuba with hopes of creating a new premium cigar brand. During this time, it was common among torcedores (cigar rollers) to have the famous Alexandre Dumas novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" read by a lector on the cigar rolling floor. Inspired by this tradition, Menendez gave life to one of the most well know cigar brands today - Montecristo.