Gilbert de Montsalvat Cigars

The story

Gilbert De Montsalvat

Gilbert de Montsalvat was born in 1920 in Burgundy. In 1932, he left his native region to go to the capital, Paris. In 1937, G. de Montsalvat left France, soon to be occupied, for London, where he met Freud, with whom he developed friendly ties. In London he studied history and English literature. He began his professional career working for the French government in England. He returned to France to work in the family business for a few years.

He then left France in 1955 to join Cuba where he undertook extensive research on tobacco and became known as the Minister of Tobacco. He returned to Europe for a few years and settled in Geneva, which became his base between his various trips. During a stay in Cuba, he established the great encyclopaedia of cigars, which allowed him to meet Che and a certain Fidel Castro. He left Cuba for Connecticut in the USA. There he learned and developed the art of the famous Connecticut Shade, the wrapper from the Connecticut Shade River Valley, where tobacco grows under canvas shelters. From 1965 to 1974, Montsalvat “Kunst des Rauchens” travelled through Asia and South America. He deepened his knowledge of tobacco and its cultivation and began to write his book on the art of smoking. After a short stay in Paris, he returned to Geneva in 1987 where he built a magnificent villa with a large humidor containing one of the most magnificent collections of cigars.

In 1987, he received the Cuban Solidarity Prize for his help in social and cultural development. He became seriously ill in 1998 and retired to St. Gallen in Switzerland, where he now lives and writes his memoirs.

Gilbert de Montsalvat cigars are the work of two key figures in the cigar world, Mr. Thomas Brunnschweiler and Mr. Raymond Bernasconi of the famous Royal Cigar Company. These Puros are mainly composed of tobacco from Nicaragua, while the wrapper comes from Connecticut in the USA. These puros are available in 5 modules, Magnum, Short Belicoso, Robusto, Corona and Perla. A magnificent porcelain jar containing 20 Coronas is also available. You can taste the whole range thanks to the tasting box containing a sample of each module.

The cigar is available in two lines and two special editions.

The main lines are:

  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Classic
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat anniversary
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Treasure
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Lounge Edition

The special editions are:

  • Gilbert de Montsalvat 10 years anniversary (no longer available)
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Dominican Style
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Cuban Style

Out of stock
CHF 125.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 125.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 70.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 110.00

Boîte de 16 cigares.

Out of stock
CHF 194.00

Jar de 20 cigares.

CHF 130.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 125.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 99.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 90.00

Boîte de 24 cigares.

CHF 78.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 79.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 89.00

Boîte de 10 cigares.

CHF 95.00

Boîte de 20 cigares.

CHF 70.00

Boîte de cigares.

CHF 128.00

Boîte de 16 cigares.

Out of stock
CHF 40.00

Petit coffret de 5 cigares.

CHF 136.00

Boîte de 16 cigares.

CHF 82.50

Boîte de 5 cigares.

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