With more momentum being built up before the 2015 IPCPR show, companies are starting to release a little more information here and there. Altadis U.S.A. recently announced that their long loved Montecristo White will be taking on a few changes and will be releasing their “Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut”. Altadis has confirmed that the orignal Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper will be replaced by a 2008 Connecticut River Valley grown wrapper that was actually grown on Altadis’ own farm.
The Nicaraguan binder remains while the previous Dominican and Nicaraguan filler mix is being changed by including some tobacco from Peru as well. These cigars will be released in three specific sizes – a 5 1/2 x 44 “No. 3”, a 6 1/4 x 50 Double Corona and a 6 x 50 “No. 2” belicoso. MSRP is listed at $10.50 to $14.50 per cigar and is expected to ship in July.