Hoyo de Monterrey
Hoyo de Monterrey began in the town of San Juan y Martinez when José Gener purchased a farm which lies at the heart of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone. José Gener, a Spaniard moved from Tarragona at 13 and worked in his uncles plantation. 20 years later he opened The Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, which is one of the great Vegas de Primera's. It 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 San Juan y Martinez river. The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey’s blend makes it a popular choice for those who like a delicate Havana but with complex flavours.
The brand is renowned for its Double Corona and 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 ‘tripa larga, totalmente a mano’ - long filler, totally hand made using filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.