Montecristo is a current pre-Revolution brand, established in 1935.
It is classified by Habanos SA as a Global brand and has the largest market share.
The main range comprises medium to full-strength cigars. The Open series comprises light-strength cigars.
Both use tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.
There is a non-Cuban brand with the same name.
Only five Standard Production cigars were available pre-1960.
Additional cigars were added from 1969 on. The Open range was released in 2009.
Special Releases commenced in 1999 with the inclusion of Montecristo cigars in the Siglo XXI Humidor.
There have been numerous releases since.