S.T. Dupont and Habanos, S.A. – at an exclusive gathering in Switzerland – have officially revealed their new Montecristo L’Esprit Collection. At the core of the collection are three humidors that each bear their own unique design and colorway. At launch, there will also be matching accessories, including a lighter and ashtray, for each main piece in the collection. For the The 100+ guests in attendance, the evening took on even greater significance when they were presented with a new cigar, the Montecristo L’Esprit. The cigar measures 50 x 145mm (5.7+ inches) and represents what will be known moving forward as the L’Esprit vitola.
Like the Montecristo brand itself, the new collection is inspired by the seminal Count of Monte Cristo novel by Alexandre Dumas. Le Crepuscule, La Nuit and L’Aurore, the humidors at the heart of L’Esprit, are the culmination of S.T. DuPont’s 150 years of craftsmanship. It is in celebration of that century and a half of excellence that Habanos added a commemerative footband to the special vitola. In addition to Hennessy XO Cognac, a rather fitting pairing recommendation of 15 year Edmundo Dantes Rum was also provided.
S.T. Dupont CEO, Alain Crevet, expressed that”Both Habanos and Dupont are dedicated to elevating craftsmanship to an art form. Together, we are bringing the very best cigars, and the very best smoking accessories in an exceptional Art de Vivre…this new collaboration with Habanos and Montecristo has been again a pleasure and a flawless experience between our two Maisons”.
Vice President of Development at Habanos, S.A., José María López Inchaurbe, said that “Habanos, S.A. seeks to always partner with leading brands in their markets, with products that offer something unique and different to its customers, in the end, brands that are up to what is considered the best tobacco in the world”