Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra
José’s Hoyo de Monterrey cigars were a hit, especially among the British. The brand would remain in the family for 30 years before it was sold to the same firm that owned the Punch and Belinda brands. The nationalization of Cuba’s tobacco industry by Castro’s communists forced the surviving member of this firm to flee to America where he would sell the Hoyo de Monterrey brand to Villazon & Co., which ultimately became a General Cigar subsidiary. They began producing cigars in Honduras under the guidance of the late cigar legend Estelo Padrón, who helped establish the brand as the first to cultivate a Cuban-Esque cigar from non-native soil.
Estelo Padrón is the man responsible for Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra cigars which first entered the marketplace in 2002. These sticks may have rolled out in the 21st century, but the Hoyo de Monterrey brand still uses 19th-century methods where the tobaccos cure and age organically through weather and wind.
The wrapper leaf on Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra cigars was discovered by Estelo Padrón in one of his warehouses. The unusual darkness of the sun-grown Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf adds an air of beauty and mystery to the cigar. Beneath this leaf is a Connecticut broadleaf binder. This binder holds a lively blend of long-fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. As the rich and creamy smoke engulfs your palate, expect leather, wood, and pepper flavor notes.
Please enjoy Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra cigars at your leisure.
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Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Pepper, wood, leather.
What’s the strength level?
Medium to Full.
Who is this cigar for?
Enthusiast hankering for a cigar reminiscent of old school Cubans.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
Absolutely. It’s an intriguing, complex smoke that is highly satisfying and despite its 2002 release, smoking one of these feels much more historic.
What’s a good pairing with it?
This peppery stick calls for a nice stout. How about a Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing? This stout is heavy and thick and sweet and should keep that pepper note from going rogue.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Given the rare leaf discovered by the late Estelo Padrón, save Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra cigars for a special occasion.
Nope. There were some legendary hands involved in this one. Hands too skilled and experienced to leave any fingerprints in the bread.