"...I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
That quote from Casablanca is particularly appropriate in introducing Hoyo La Amistad. The name means "friendship", and this collaboration is perfect. Start with a classic brand with its roots in Cuba and cross that with one of the superstars of premium cigars who's a Cuban expatriate. The result is spectacular.
Hoyo de Monterrey approached AJ Fernandez, who grew up near the Cuban farm where the tobacco for Hoyo de Monterrey (the Cubano version) was grown, to create a bold cigar worthy of the Hoyo name, and he certainly didn't disappoint.
Clad in a rich, brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, AJ stepped up the profile by using a Nicaraguan binder and long-fillers from all four of Nicaragua's major growing regions - Esteli, Condega, Jalapa and Ometepe. This immaculately-made cigar has the perfect balance of sweetness and spice for an exceptionally satisfying experience you'll want to revisit time and again.