Hoyo de Monterrey has been producing high quality cigars since 1865. Don José Gener y Batet, an immigrant from Spain, founded the brand in the Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba, infamous for its concave terrain and ideal climate for tobacco production. The brand gained international notoriety, especially in Britain, and with it great success. His factory quickly became the largest cigar producer in Cuba. Gener’s daughter took over the business in 1900 after his passing and would remain the family business for 30 years.
The brand moved production to Honduras in 1959 after the revolutionary government nationalized tobacco factories across Cuba, manufacturing their prized cigars with seeds from the original Cuban plants. The Hoyo de Monterrey cigar remains an elegant and complex, full-bodied Habana style cigar and is a classic choice among premium cigar smokers.