Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars

A look back at Hoyo de Monterrey, one of Cuba's premier cigar companies.

Hoyo de Monterrey cigars have a very deep, industrious, history as one of the Premier cigar brands coming out of Central America. Hoyo de Monterrey is a Cuban cigar which is owned by Habanos SA, a state owned tobacco company, and it has been in business for over 150 years. It was started by a man known as Don José Gener y Batet, who emigrated to Cuba from Spain 20 years earlier. It was at this time that he started his own cigar factory to produce a cigar line known as La Escepcion. A few years later, he used his property's profits to buy a tobacco farm in Vuelta Abajo, one of the most popular farms in Cuba. In fact, he named his cigar line after the area, Hoyo de Monterrey,  which translates to the "Hole of Monterrey". 

The brand became popular quickly due to both the reputation of the location and the qualities of the location itself. The concave basin the farm was in produced better tobacco than conventional land. The brand sold very well, including foreign areas such as the United Kingdom.  In 1931, the cigar portion of the company was sold so that Jose could focus on sugarcane. 
 
Hoyo de Monterrey cigars were purchased by Fernandez, Palicio y Cia, a competing firm. With this group, they would create the La Hoyo series meant for export to Switzerland. After Ramon Fernandez death, Fernando Palicio would own the business as the sole proprietor, and at that time this one man owned 13% of all cigar brands in Havana, and he continued to own these companies until Cuba nationalized all the cigar companies, prompting Palicio to leave for Florida. He sold his company to the Villazon family, who continued to make Hoyo de Monterrey cigarillos and cigars using Honduran tobacco for the American Market.  

Hoyo de Monterrey cigarillos and cigars are now produced in two factories, one in Cuba and one in Honduras. This brand continues to be popular among Cuban cigars for consumers and connoisseurs worldwide. 
  • Out of stock
    Hoyo Excalibur Miniature Cigars 10/20 Tins Hoyo Excalibur Miniature Cigars 10/20 Tins

    General Cigar

    Hoyo Excalibur Miniature Cigars 10/20 Tins

    Brand: Hoyo Line: Hoyo Excalibur Manufacturer: General Cigar Origin: Honduras Ring: 22 Shape: Miniatures Size: 3" Wrapper Color: Sumatra The Hoyo de Monterret Excalibur is a handmade cigar, which comes with a.…

    MSRP: $275.98
    $125.00
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona EMS 25Ct Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona EMS 25Ct
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de MonterreyCigars Double Corona EMS 25Ct

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: EMS Length: 7 Ring: 48 El Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona is a Cuban-style handmade cigar, which has a blend of Nicaraguan cuban, Dominican and Honduran seed tobaccos, with a Ecuadorian Sumatra…

    MSRP: $297.98
    $148.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Double Corona Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Double Corona
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Double Corona Maduro 25 Ct

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: Maduro  Length: 7 Ring: 48 El Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona is a Cuban-style handmade cigar, which has a blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Honduran long filler tobaccos, with a dark and…

    MSRP: $297.98
    $148.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Churchill 25 Ct Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Churchill 25 Ct
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Churchill 25 Ct

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: EMS Wrapper Type: Ecuador Sumatra Length: 6 Ring: 45 El Hoyo de Monterrey Churchill is a Cuban-style handmade cigar, which has a mixture of Nicaraguan cuban, Dominican and Honduran seed tobacco…

    MSRP: $277.98
    $138.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Sultan 25Ct Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Sultan 25Ct
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Sultan 25Ct

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: EMS Wrapper Type: Ecuador Sumatra Length: 7 Ring: 54 The Hoyo de Monterret Sultan is a Cuban-style hand-made cigar, which has a blend of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers covered by a.…

    MSRP: $353.98
    $176.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Governor 25Ct. Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Governor 25Ct.
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Governor 25Ct.

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: Maduro  Length: 6 Ring: 50 El Hoyo de Monterrey Governor is a Cuban-style handmade cigar, which has a blend of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers covered by a Connecticut Broadleaf…

    MSRP: $285.98
    $142.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Sabroso 25 Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Sabroso 25
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Sabroso 25Ct

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: Maduro  Wrapper Type: Connecticut Broadleaf Length: 5 Ring: 40 El Hoyo de Monterrey Sabroso is a Cuban-style handmade cigar, which has a blend of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers…

    MSRP: $163.98
    $81.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Bundle- Majestic 25 Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Bundle- Majestic 25
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Bundle- Majestic 25

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: EMS Wrapper Type: Ecuador Sumatra Length: 6 Ring: 45 El Hoyo de Monterrey Majestic is a Cuban-style handmade cigar, which has a blend of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers covered by an…

    MSRP: $151.98
    $75.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Bundle- No. 450 Robusto Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Bundle- No. 450 Robusto
    Add to Cart The item has been added

    Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Bundle- No. 450 Robusto

    Origin: Honduras Strength: Medium - Full Wrapper Shade: Maduro  Length: 5 Ring: 50 El Hoyo de Monterrey Bundle No. 450 is a Cuban-style handmade cigar by Honduran masters. It has a balanced combination of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan...

    MSRP: $105.98
    $52.99
    Add to Cart The item has been added
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Cigarillos Tin 10/20

    General Cigar

    Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Cigarillos Tin 10/20

    Hoyo de Monterrey cigarillos and cigars are now produced in two factories, one in Cuba and one in Honduras. This brand continues to be popular among Cuban cigars for consumers and connoisseurs worldwide.  Quantity: 10 Tins of 20 Strength:.…

    MSRP: $357.98
    $148.99
  • Recommended For You View All

    Rocky Patel White Label Cigars Rocky Patel White Label Cigars

    Rocky Patel

    Rocky Patel White Label Cigars

    A redefinition of elegance in the modern cigar landscape, Rocky Patel White Label cigars are a stunning accomplishment for the industry-leading brand. Crafted in Nicaragua using a blend of...

    $330.99 - $350.99
    Rocky Patel Disciple Cigars

    Rocky Patel

    Rocky Patel Disciple Cigars

    Crafted from the finest tobacco in Nicaragua, showcasing a signature Mexican San Andrés wrapper, this exquisite composition has come together to create a medium to full-bodied profile filled with...

    $139.99 - $185.99