General Cigar Co. has been revamping its Hoyo de Monterrey brand and the newest Hoyo is now off to stores.

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección is a three size line made in Honduras. General says the blend is made entirely of proprietary Cuban-seed tobaccos grown in Honduras.

  • Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección No.1 (5 5/8 x 46) — $8.79 (Box of 20, $175.80)
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección No.2 (4 7/8 x 50) — $8.49 (Box of 20, $169.80)
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección Toro Especiale (6 x 50) — $8.99 (Box of 20, $179.80)

“Epicure Selección speaks to the legacy of Hoyo de Monterrey which is one of the first brands to have been made in Honduras, and one of the first to feature bold blends made with native Cuban seeds cultivated in Central America,” said Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Hoyo de Monterrey, in a press release. “The history of Hoyo de Monterrey was carved out by some of the most revered tobacco men that ever lived, and we honor their contributions to the handmade cigar category with this new collection.”

The cigars are being made at the STG Danlí factory in Honduras.

While the packaging and name are similar, this is a different cigar from the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure line made by Habanos S.A. in Cuba. General Cigar Co. owns the trademark for Hoyo de Monterrey in the U.S. and produces and sells its own cigars unrelated to the versions sold in every other country around the world.

Charlie Minato

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