Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure Especial Cigar Single
One of Cuba’s relatively newer cigars is also one that is smoking beautifully right now. The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial was introduced to the main Cuban cigar portfolio at the Habanos Festival in 2008. The idea was to give the aficionado more, building on the success of the iconic Hoyo Epicure No. 2, a robusto measuring 4 7/8 inches long by 50 ring gauge. The Epicure Especial, offering another 5/8 of an inch of smoking pleasure, was previously teased an Edicion Limitada in 2004. The cigar is very, very rich, with varied notes that include coffee, earth and cocoa powder, and a touch of Graham cracker. It is complex but not too strong, making it a very approachable Cuban.
- Size : Gordito (5 1/2” x 50)
- Strength : Light
- Wrapper : Corojo
- Origin : Cuba
Hoyo de Monterrey is a historic Cuban cigar brand, built from the ground up by José Gener, a Spaniard who had emigrated to Cuba in his teens to work on his uncle’s tobacco plantation. Inspired, Jose opened a cigar factory in Havana some twenty years later, and with the profits acquired a tobacco farm. This tobacco is the source for the Hoyo de Monterrey range, grown in one of the finest farms in Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo region.
Hoyo de Monterrey continued to succeed and grow, being especially popular with British smokers. This popularity is still seen today, with Habanos S.A. recognising the success of the brand with numerous Limited Edition releases since the series began in 2000.
Typically enjoyed by beginner smokers, the cigars offer a mild flavour with less intensity than other Cubans, however, still offers complex and interesting flavours with a touch of creaminess. All tobacco used in their cigars is top quality.