Hoyo de Monterrey is a premium strong flavored cigar brand owned by the Cuban State owned tobacco company, Havana SA. It is one of the most well-known and widely sold cigars being exported out of Cuba. Along with the creamy, rich taste and sophisticated aroma, the cigar brand also has a quite eventful history of having come to being.
Having acquired the best tobacco fields in Vuelta Abajo in Cuba, the cigar uses the strongest leaves with a notable aging process. Originally introduced in the 1970s, the brand has much more of a powerful composition.
While mostly handmade, this cigar brand which has passed hands through families and generations, even changed companies are now also produced in the factory. Two of the Le Hoyo varieties including the midis and the minis are produced exclusively in the factory.
The name of the cigar comes from the land where it is grown where the original owner of the brand, Don Jose Gener had bought the best tobacco fields in all of Cuba with profits from his first tobacco factory. Since then, the brand has flourished and multiplied many times to become one of the most popular products of the Habanos group.
Now, there are quite a few things we should know about the Hoyo de Monterrey group including the varieties of cigars that are produced, the factory made types that are sold as well as more the kind of Cuban tobacco they use to make the famous brand.
Types of Cigars- So, Hoyo de Monterrey has two types of cigars, while one is handmade, the other are premium factory made ones. There are a variety of shapes that Habanos produces by hand including the classic Churchill and Corona or the variety of shapes of Double corona, Coronation, Petit Robusto, Palma Extra etc.
From the size of the ring, the gauge to the type of tobacco used, each variant has its own distinct taste, look and fragrance. The corona has to be one of the most popular types preferred by avid cigar enthusiasts all over the world.
Le Hoyo series
The Le Hoyo series instead is mostly factory made sold in midi and mini types and consist of a wide range of types, including the Le Hoyos de dieux, Le Hoyo du Maire, Le hoyo du rui etc. The Le Hoyo De dieux is called the grande long corona generally by cigar smokers.
There are also limited edition cigars released by the brand in various years including 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007. They are called the Particular, the Piramide, the Epicure Especial and the Regalos which all differ in ring size, gauge as well as taste.
About the tobacco
The quality of tobacco seeds used in the Hoyo de Monterray cigars is a unique blend of Cuban, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco. They also have a hint of Honduran tobacco present. It is a full strength brand with a rich, creamy aftertaste.
The full flavored brand is also known as the ‘espresso’ of cigars. The leaves used to wrap this handmade beauty are generally either Connecticut Broadleaf or Ecuadorian Sumatra. It isn’t sweet at all and has originated from Honduras.
Whether you are a cigar aficionado or just a beginner, the Hoyo range has something in store for you which we bet, will make you cigar lovers quite easily. You can try the Hoyo de Monterey cigars or any such other Latin American original blends through retail websites such as Mike’s Cigars.
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