Hoyo De Monterrey Cigars

The history of Hoyo de Monterrey cigars

Don José Gener y Batet was a Catalan...

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 345.00

5 boxes of 3 cigars in tubes.

CHF 211.50

5 boxes of 3 cigars.

CHF 247.50

Box of 3 cigars.

CHF 280.50

5 boxes of 3 cigars in tubes.

CHF 300.00

5 boxes of 3 cigars in tubes.

CHF 315.00

5 boxes of 3 cigars in tubes.

CHF 354.00

5 boxes of 3 cigars in a tube.

FROM 10.02.21
CHF 1'050.00

Box of 18 cigars.

CHF 157.25

Box of 25 cigars.

CHF 495.00

Box of 15 cigars.

CHF 204.00

Box of 10 cigars.

CHF 510.00

Box of 25 cigars.

CHF 350.00

Box of 10 cigars.

CHF 210.00

Box of 10 cigars.

CHF 206.00

box of 10 cigars

CHF 515.00

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 410.00

Le Hoyo De Monterrey Humidor Petit Robusto montre de manière impressionnante que le plaisir n'a rien à voir avec la longueur.

CHF 510.00

Le Hoyo de San Juan SLB (25)

CHF 187.00

Le Hoyo du Depute SLB (25)

CHF 265.00

Le Hoyo du Prince SLB (25)

CHF 161.50

Le Hoyo du Maire SLB (25)

CHF 56.10

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

CHF 320.00

Box of 25 cigars.

CHF 425.00

Box of 25 cigars.