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The world of merges among Habanos and different noble spirits has a new token to show off with the pairing between a high-quality Habano such as Montecristo N º 2 and whisky The Glenrothes Vintage 1998, recently made true in Lisbon, Portugal.

On the Habanos side, Montecristo N º 2 was the one to be tasted, which is part of Montecristo vitolas. The exquisite merge of tobacco leaves, both the filler and the wrapper, from the finest tobacco plantations in Vuelta Abajo, the land of the best tobacco of the world;make Montecristo the most emblematic brandof Habanos.

Its name stands for"El conde de Montecristo", Alejandro Dumas’ novel, which was read to cigar makers at H. Upmann factory in Havana, where the brandwas founded in 1935, and they liked it so much that decided to name the new brand as the main character.

The blend of Montecristo habanos is characterized by its mild-to-strong taste. All Montecristo vitolas are totally hand-rolled, with long filler.

On the other hand, The Glenrothes Vintage 1998 is the result of a combination of factors that give this high-quality Glenrothes one-of-a-kind expression and taste.

The size and specific shape of distillation devices, the shape of stills, fermentation and maturation, are aspects that have remained unchanged since the distillery was inaugurated.

The meticulous production process that takes into account ancient wisdom coexists with innovation, as the entire making process is controlled by a sophisticated automatic computing system.

1998 vintage is the expression that follows the ones from 1991 and 1994. It’s the first of Glenrothes vintages explicitly designed and bottled by taking into account its matureness and, therefore, its availability in terms of value is higher than others.

During the tasting session, Montecristo No. 2, a true Habano, showed fine combustion and its mild-to-strong taste with complex aromas, besides the great taste richness, with nice leather and cedar notes, merged with sweet honey and cacao tastes, which turned pairing Montecristo No. 2 and The Vintage Glenrothes 1998 whisky into a life-time experience.

The pairing obtained the perfect balance because none of the elements covered the other taste. On the contrary, merging these two complex elements triggered new emotions, a symbol of the exceptional quality of both of them.

The lucky attendees agreed to enhance the harmonization between Montecristo N º 2 and this outstanding whisky, which deliver aromas of sweet spices and chromatic richness of tastes,becoming an alliance to be recommended.


Montecristo N º 2

Brand: Montecristo

Store Vitola: Montecristo N º 2

Factory Vitola: Piramides

Taste: mildtostrong

Size: 156 mm x ring gauge 52

Presentation: Pouchesof 3, 10 and 25 pieces.


The Vintage Glenrothes 1998

Appearance: Golden, clean and bright

Aroma: vanilla, lightly spicy and molasses, cedron

Mouth: Soft, mature vanilla, sweet and a touch of cinnamon

Post taste: long, peachy vanilla, intense

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