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May’s brand of the month: Hoyo De Monterrey Cigars

Regal’s brand of the month for May 2020 is Hoyo De Monterrey Cigars. We summarise everything you need to know about this historic Cuban cigar brand that consistently produces high quality cigars with complex and interesting flavours. 

The history of Hoyo De Monterrey Cigars

Hoyo De Monterrey Cigars was registered as a cigar line in Cuba in 1865 by José Gener, a Spaniard who emigrated to Cuba at the age of 13 and worked on his uncle’s plantation for 20 years before opening his own factory. He then acquired one of the best tobacco farms in Vuelta Abajo and the Hoyo De Monterrey brand was born. 

Translated to English as “the Hole of Monterrey”, the name refers to the concave terrain favoured by growers of premium tobacco in Cuba. 

The Gener family sold the cigar brand in 1931 and after a few transfers in ownership it became a Cuban state owned tobacco company in 1959, and is still a globally marketed Cuban brand today. 

Hoyo De Monterrey cigars’’ characteristics

The cigars are generally quite mild and creamy, yet they have a complex taste with a range of interesting and balanced flavours. They are enjoyed by beginner cigar smokers as well as by experienced smokers who return to the brand again and again. The Epicure No. 2, Double Coronas and Le Hoyo series are particularly popular amongst connoisseurs. 

Our range of Hoyo De Monterrey cigars :

Regal Cigars stock a vast range of Hoyo De Monterrey cigars including the following popular varieties: 

Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.1 Cigar

– Delicious sweet and savoury flavours of brown toast, coffee and cedar. Enjoy this light cigar paired with your favourite coffee or during an afternoon stroll in the park.

Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.2 Cigar

– Easy-going complexity with layers of flavour that delivers a sophisticated aroma and taste from start to finish.  Enjoy this light cigar relaxing in your lounge with your favourite cognac.

Hoyo De Monterrey Double Corona Cigar

– Rich earthy, peppery tones and slight notes of spice and wood that are rich, but not too powerful. The Hoyo De Monterrey Double Corona Cigar is the perfect companion to while an afternoon away.

Try one of these selected cigars this month or click here for our full Hoyo De Monterrey range of quality cigars. 

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