General Cigar

HOYO La Amistad GOLD by AJ Fernandez

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  • Regular price $ 148.00

General Cigar has collaborated with cigarmaker and tobacco grower A.J. Fernandez to help create the Hoyo La Amistad—perhaps the most full-bodied Hoyo de Monterrey to ever hit the market.

The limited-edition cigars were made at Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua and feature a hearty blend consisting of a dark, Ecuadoran Habano wrapper and a bold combination of Nicaraguan tobaccos from Estelí, Condega and Jalapa. It's a modern interpretation of Hoyo de Monterrey through the eyes and palate of Fernandez, and a project that he was thrilled to undertake.

"I grew up very near to the Hoyo de Monterrey farm [in Cuba] and I have always had a love for the brand," said Fernandez, a Cuban expatriate who now makes his cigars in Nicaragua. "When it came time to develop this blend, I put my heart and soul into it. To me, this project represents how far my family and I have come since Cuba."