BRANDS

Hoyo de Monterrey



vista-hoyoHoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of , which lies at the heart of the  tobacco zone. Here the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, one of the great , can be reached through a gate on the town’s main square inscribed ‘Hoyo de Monterrey. José Gener. 1860’.

Hoyo’ literally means a ‘hole’ and in this case describes the low-lying position of the plantation on the fertile banks of  river. José Gener, a Spaniard from Tarragona, first used the name of his vega on a brand of Habanos in 1865.
The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey’s blend makes it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity.

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The brand is renowned for its Double Corona and for the prestigious Epicure series, the No.1 and No. 2, to which the longer Epicure Especial was added in 2008.
There is also a range of standard and slender gauge vitolas known as the Le Hoyo Series.
Hoyo de Monterrey was the first brand to introduce a Petit Robusto in 2005, the 50 ring gauge size with a shorter length to suit those who like thicker formats, but do not always have the time to enjoy them.

All sizes are ,  – long filler, totally hand made – using filler and binder leaves from the  tobacco zone.

Flavour
  • Light

 

A famous small town in Vuelta Abajo which gives its name to a district that is protected as a Denomination of Origin. It has a particular reputation for the cultivation of fillers and binders.
The finest tobacco-growing land in the world, Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only zone that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, fillers and binders. A Protected Denomination of Origin.
Individual first class fields on plantations in registered Cuban tobacco regions that are approved by the Tobacco Research Institute and the Regulatory Council to grow leaf for Habanos.
A famous small town in Vuelta Abajo which gives its name to a district that is protected as a Denomination of Origin. It has a particular reputation for the cultivation of fillers and binders.
Long filler. Filler that is made from full-length tobacco leaves.
Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanised metods used elsewhere that can legally be described as "Hecho a Mano" or "Hand Made".
The finest tobacco-growing land in the world, Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only zone that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, fillers and binders. A Protected Denomination of Origin.