In 1966, Diplomaticos became the first new Cuban cigar brand which was being publicly sold following the Cuban Revolution. It was designed to be a value-priced Montecristo, and like the Montecristo it has five sizes, but uses a milder blend, probably to cater to the taste of the French market for which this cigar was primarily intended. It remains a less-expensive cigar than the Montecristo.
Diplomaticos Cigar is medium-bodied and is characterized by cedar and earthy nuances with sweet notes and some natural tastes of coffee and espresso. The five sizes of the original line corresponded to the Montecristo. In 1976 Nos. 6 and 7 were introduced and were the same size as the Montecristo special Nos. 1 and 2. But for reasons unknown the production of Nos. 6 and 7 was discontinued in the mid-1980s. The Diplomaticos Cigars remains a reputable cigar known for its rich taste and excellent handmade construction which gives it an even draw and consistent burn.
Background The Diplomaticos Cigars, introduced in 1966, were first introduced as the second line of the famous Montecristo Brand, aiming specifically to the French cigar lovers. This is the only one from the many of Havana Cigar brands, which can be claimed as one of the finest examples of 100% handmade cigars. The various names and sizes obviously reflect the Montecristo style. Diplomaticos Cigar used to be made at the Marti workshop, like other Montecristos.