José Gener, originally a leaf grower and eventually the founder of one of the greatest Cuban cigars factories on the Island of Cuba, began producing the great Hoyo de Monterrey brand in 1960. The "Le Hoyo" series was added to the commercial cigar market in the mid-seventies. The name translates roughly as "the valley of Monterrey", which is a particularly fertile area of land in the "Vuelta Abajo" area of South west Cuba. Gener farmed in this valley for many years during the late 1800's. Known by all cigar connoisseurs due to its distinctive flavor, silky richness and complexity of taste, the Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona is perhaps the most sought after and coveted Cuban cigar made. Some believe "gold" really does grow from the ground ! Produced in 7 factories, the Hoyo vitolas and the magnificent Hoyo Double Corona are made with only the finest Cuban tobacco.

HOYO DE MONTERREY Épicure No.1 Box of 25

Épicure No.1
Épicure No.1
  • Ring Gauge: 46
  • Cigar length: 143 mm / 5.63'
  • Strength: Light to Medium
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
Ah, the great outdoors! The Epicure No.1 is my fishing cigar, its fresh, fruity and compliant. There is no fight with the Epicure No.1, unless its with the fish on the end of your line, and an afternoon can meander its way into early evening in utter gentleness with the help of these Gran Coronas. Colin, my long time school friend and fishing buddy always puts his catches back when we are fishing on Lake Geneva, he says it is because he doesn't eat fish but I think it is because the Epicure No.1's are so 'cool' he relaxes and doesn't care about catching or not catching fish, the important thing is just to enjoy the moment you are in. For my part I would have to say the Epicure No.1 is my favourite Corona Gorda on the market.

Hoyo De Monterrey

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