Hoyo de Monterrey is another Cuban cigar company that has an unrelated competitor using the same name outside of Cuba. The Cuban cigar company has a long history, starting a century and more ago, while the other one is operating out of Honduras and does not have so storied a history, albeit their history should be lauded nonetheless. In 1959, the owner of Hoyo de Monterrey in Cuba left the country for the United States of his own volition (more likely, he saw the writing on the wall and left before he was killed).
The Honduran Hoyo de Monterrey is what came from his leaving Cuba, and a company that the original owner started and then sold to a larger cigar company. Today, it is operated at the pleasure of General Cigar Company, but they still make good cigars that you can enjoy around the world without having to worry about them being seized by customs.
It begins with an Esteli Habano Shade wrapper, one of the first such wrappers to be grown in Esteli, Nicaragua. Into this is placed some of the finest tobaccos from Esteli, which leads to a dark, heavy, delicious cigar that is not only tasty, but has the usual hints of spice from Nicaragua as well as a dark, earthy taste to it. A dark cigar with a large band, and one that should not escape your attention.