Hoyo De Monterrey Cigars

Don José Gener y Batet was a Catalan Spaniard who emigrated to Cuba at the age of thirteen in 1831. He worked in the plantation of his uncle in the Vuelta Abajo. Around 1850, he went to Havana to create a factory and his own brand of cigar: La Escepcion.

It was a direct success and in the 1860s, José Gener used the capital acquired to buy the farm “Hoyo de Monterrey “located in the heart of the famous Vuelta Abajo in San Juan y Martinez. In Spanish, “Hoyo” means hole and “Hoyo de Monterrey” means Monterrey hole. A term particularly appropriate for this Vega that stretches below the banks of the river that waters San Juan and Martinez. This terroir was renowned for producing the best Cuban tobacco at that time. José Gener’s Hoyo de Monterrey cigar brand was registered in 1865, at the address of its manufacture at 7, Principle Alfonso Street, Havana. The cigars, composed with sweet and aromatic mixtures, quickly gained an international success and were very popular in England.

Don José Gener y Batet returned to Spain in 1895 and died there in 1900. His daughter, Lutgarda Gener, took over the prosperous family business . At that time, the factory Hoyo de Monterrey was the largest in Cuba, employing no less than 350 workers. After the death of José Gener, the demand for cigars declined. The family concentrated more on the cane plantations than the tobacco fields. In 1931, the brand Hoyo de Monterrey, with La Escepcion, was sold to the company Fernandez Palicio y Ca.

This company was founded by Ramon Fernandez and Fernando Palicio, it was already in possession of two brands and not least: Punch and Belinda.Ramon Fernandez died in 1948, Fernando Palicio took over the business and created the company Fernandez, Palicio and Cia SA where he was sole owner. At the Revolution, it was still located at 51 Maximo Gomez Street, with its many brands including Hoyo de Monterrey cigars, Punch, La Escepcion, Belinda and many others; it accounted for 13% of exports of Cuban cigars in 1958.After the revolution, the production of Hoyo de Monterrey cigars was uninterrupted, as well as for Punch and La Escepcion.

They are still as popular among the aficionados.

CHF 490.00

Hoyo De Monterrey Double Coronas. Boîte de 25 cigares.

CHF 920.00

Hoyo De Monterrey Double Coronas SLB. Cabinet de 50 cigares.

CHF 152.00

Box of 10 cigars.

CHF 120.00

Box of 10 cigars.

CHF 40.00

Hoyo de M. Epicure Especial A/T (3)

CHF 118.00

Hoyo de M. Epicure Especial SLB (10)

CHF 38.00

Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No. 1 A/T (3)

CHF 280.00

Hoyo de M. Epicure No. 1 SLB (25)

CHF 36.00

Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No. 2 A/T (3)

CHF 266.00

Beaucoup de fumeurs auront commencé leur apprentissage cubain avec cet agréable Robusto de Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No. 2.

CHF 532.00

Box of 50 cigars.

CHF 32.00

Pack of 3 cigars in tube.

CHF 185.00

Box of 10 cigars.

CHF 142.00

box of 10 cigars

CHF 355.00

Le Hoyo de Río Seco est fabriqué « Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga - totalement à la main avec une longue tripe » - par de talentueux torcedores (rouleurs de cigares) cubains.

CHF 170.00 CHF 153.00

Box of 25 cigars.

CHF 495.00

Box of 15 cigars.

CHF 27.00

Hoyo de M. Petit Robusto (3)