The word Edmundo has fascinated Cuban cigar smokers for almost 20 years. First, Cuba created the Montecristo Edmundo in 2004. Then, the Petit Edmundo arrived in 2006, followed by the Double Edmundo in 2013. Last weekend, the Wide Edmundo was unveiled in Spain, and it’s the newest addition to the venerable Montecristo line. .
More than 350 people attended the first evening, which took place in Madrid at the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium. Hosted by Club Pasión Habanos (a group that has hosted such parties in the past) and Tabacalera SLU, the official Habanos distributor in Spain, the event was an evening of live music and food revolving around the unveiling of this new Thick Montecristo.
Live music was part of the celebration at the first Montecristo Wide Edmundo party, held in Spain at the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.
The Montecristo Wide Edmundo measures 4 7/8 inches by 54 rings, making it one of the largest cigars in the Montecristo line. In Cuban cigar factories, the size is called Duke No. 3. According to Tabacalera, the cigar will appear in Spanish retail stores by the end of the month with a suggested retail price of 20 euros each (about $20 ). Habanos does not know when the Wide Edmundo will appear in other countries.
The cigar news was first announced in 2021 via Habanos World Days, an online virtual event broadcast by Habanos SA at the pandemic location.
A secondary band on the Wide Edmundo indicates its size, much like the secondary bands found on the Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill.
For a review of the new Montecristo Wide Edmundo, see an upcoming issue of Cigar initiate.
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