I received an e-mail this morning from a friend who said he was disappointed with the quality of the latest production of Montecristo Edmundo. I was sort of miffed after I sent him two cigars to try, but you know stuff happens that we can’t explain, especially with Cuban cigars.
The two smokes had come from complete boxes from a friend’s stash in Havana. I chose the cigars myself. So they couldn’t have been fake. And, honestly, I have not seen fake Edmundos. Cohiba Esplendidos, yes, but not Edmundos. At least not yet
Maybe they were damaged in the post? I don’t know. He said it tasted weird and was underfilled. I don’t remember the cigars being like that when they were posted. Maybe he over humidified them? Or put them next to something unclean or funky in his humidor for a few days before smoking. Cigars are very absorbent.
Anyway, I am a great fan of Edmundo. Granted, the cigar was good but nothing special when it first came out a couple of years ago, but now I think it is one of the most satisfying that the Cubans produce. I think that changing most of the production to the new Upmann factory in Vedado has really helped. That factory is now one of the best on the island.
What are your thoughts about Edmundo?