Montecristo Pilotico pays homage to the Pilotico tobacco used in the blend along with Pepe Mendez, the talent behind this special tobacco. Originally established in Cuba, the re-established Montecristo brand resides in the Dominican Republic where Cuban refugee, Pepe Mendez, was introduced and became the primary source of their tobaccos.
Incorporating classic Cuban methods when processing the tobaccos, Mendez established more than 20 different grades based upon leaf uniformity and quality, extended the fermentation process, enhancing the richness and complexity of Dominican tobaccos, and implemented regulations over environmental factors during the curing and aging process that leads to the overall better consistency and cleanliness of flavors—fast forward to the extraordinary Montecristo Pilotico.
Hailing from Nicaragua Montecristo Pilotico features a Dominican binder with Nicaraguan and Dominican Pilotico fillers, draped in a chocolaty-brown Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Montecristo Pilotico delivers unique notes of nuts and leather with a sweet tasting profile that compliments its medium-bodied blend. For truly exceptional taste and quality, turn to Montecristo Pilotico.