After a German banker named Hermann Upmann landed in Cuba and opened a cigar factory that failed, the factory was taken over by a Cuban manager named Menendez y Garcia who turned it into a financial success. In some ways, the H. Upmann brand is comparable to Montecristo, which was owned by Menendez y Garcia. Generally, mild cigars have a reputation for being mild, but that’s not always true. It is often difficult to find the No. 2 and Sir Winston pyramids, which are among the best pyramids in Egypt.