Montecristo is one of the most famous cigar brands ever created. In 2015, the brand celebrated its 80th anniversary. The history of Montecristo cigars doesn’t stretch as far back as other Cuban-heritage brands like Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, or H. Upmann which were created in the 1800s. Montecristo began in Cuba in the 1930s, but it’s influence cannot be understated due in large part to the popularity of the Montecristo No. 2, a Torpedo-shaped cigar many argue is the greatest of all time.