The most renowned of the several well-known Havana brands, launched just in 1935 as a new brand from Menendez, Garcia y Cia., at that time the owners of the H. Upmann brand. The name has been inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 book Le Comte de Montecristo. Through a strong promotion attempt from Alfred Dunhill of London, this brand name turned out to be the trendiest of all Havana exports. There are no machine made cigars in this collection and the potency is average; actually, Montecristo Cuban cigars have turned out to be the standard by which all other Havanas are nowadays judged.
This brand is named on, Don Jaime Partagas, its maker, who started making partagas Cuban cigars. Following his demise, the brand name passed to Cifuentes. There is no doubt regarding the strong, deep aroma of this line and it is still formed in the Partagas factory, renamed Fernando Perez following nationalization. The variety is enormous and it would be tough for a smoker not to come across a Partagas which fits his or her interest in dimension or shape.
Once you buy a cigar, you should know how to cut it?
Once you have chosen your cigar, you will have to cut the closed end. All have a double cap above the head end, which enters your mouth. If you try to smoke it the other way around, you will discover that half way through it will loosen and assume the look of a blown up stick. There are many ways of cutting the top, varying from the use of a thumb-nail, to handy guillotine cutters, from low-priced to costly, to the more out of the ordinary scissors and table-top cutters.
The cut must be clean as well as level, or there will be troubles with the draw and a possibility of harming the covering. Cut it with the intention that an eighth of an inch of the cap is left around the covering. It is not suggested that you cut the top with a pin, since this will get in the way of the way of smoke, make the cigar overheat and cause distasteful flavors from remains condensing at the tip, the top was pierced. Cap hole punching gadgets perform well, as long as the width of the punch is at least a quarter of an inch.
Wedge-shaped cutters are moreover not suggested, as these have a tendency to cut through the entire band on both the sides and the covering can after that loosen. Whatsoever you utilize, ensure it is sharp, and that you expose an adequate amount of the filler leaves in the cap to allow the smoke uninterrupted passage.