Montecristo Double Edmundo, Cuban Cigar Information
Officially announced at the 2013 Habanos Festival, the Double Edmundo is one of two new releases under the Montecristo brand for 2013. The Double Edmundo is a Dobles, the factory name for a Cigar that is of fifty ring gauge and 155mm in length.
In early September, the La Casa Del Habanos in Montreal, Canada received a batch of the Montecristo Double Edmundos.
Habanos S.A. Promotional Images
Supplies of the Montecristo Double Edmundo are currently very limited. I only know of a handful of online retailers who have managed to receive stocks of this regular Montecristo release. Below is a list, sorted by country, of all the online retailers I know of who are currently advertising online or contactable directly selling the Double Edmundo:
- La Casa Del Habano Montreal - Boxes of three available.
My view on the Montecristo Double Edmundo
From what I have read online, reviews of the Montecristo Double Edmundo have been very mixed. The Montecristo Petit No. 2, released at roughly the same time as the Double Edmundo, likewise suffers with the same mixed reviews.
As of time of writing, July 2014, the Double Edmundo has only been on sale for just under a year, so it is too early to speculate how the first batch of boxes will age and develop in the next few years. Also it is important to note, that over the next year or so, new production of this Cigar may improve, or actually get worse.
I have been very reluctant with buying a box of these. Maybe one or two year's down the line, when the reviews regarding the Double Edmundo get better, I may take a punt on a box. But the risk is at the moment too great. You're better off spending your money on a Corona Gorda or similar sized shape - Stephen Griffiths, July 2014.
Reviews from the Internet
Cuban House of Cigars Review
Simon over at the Cuban House of Cigars looks to have reviewed the first generally available, regular production Montecristo Double Edmundo. Reviews between February and the end of August would be based on the Double Edmundo that they had received during the Habanos Festival, and therefore are not representative of what's finally released some months later.
Simon's review gives us a good idea of what to expect when you and myself will get the chance to smoke this Cigar. It looks as if Habanos have decided to go for the classic Montescristo flavour profile, and ensure that it's all there in spades. No half measures, give the aficionado who enjoys the Montecristo flavour what he wants.