Hoyo de Monterrey is a legendary Cuban marquee, however, since the early 70's, this brand has been forged in Honduras by Villazon's master maker, Estelo Padron. The original Hoyo de Monterrey was the 1865 inspiration of Jose Gener, one of the most respected growers in Cuba's famed Vuelta Abajo. Since the early 1970s, an equally illustrious Hoyo de Monterrey tradition has been firmly established in Honduras under the masterful guidance of cigar master Estelo Padrón. In its own full-bodied way, the Honduran Hoyo de Monterrey is, in the judgment of many, more Cuban in character than the Cuban Hoyo.
Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur quickly made its mark as a super-premium cigar with an appealing price. To name but one of its many admirers, The Robb Report has recognized Excalibur as one of the world's five greatest cigars. An extremely well constructed medium to full bodied cigar, Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur is a superb example of Honduran craftsmanship. Lighter in color than a Cuban cigar as a result of its fine Connecticut Shade wrapper, this cedar-aged cigar is made with a rich Honduran blend that is very much in the Cuban tradition. Like the legendary sword that inspired its name, Excalibur is a superbly balanced work of art. Beginning with tobacco seeds smuggled out of Cuba in a diplomatic pouch, this was the first true Habana-style cigar made outside of Cuba. For three plus decades, this full-flavored, earthy smoke has been the cigar of choice for those who crave old-world-style Habanas. An authentic Honduran cigar from its head to its tuck, Hoyo de Monterrey is crafted with Cuban-seed tobacco carefully cultivated in the richest Honduran soil. Made "en la manera de los Indios" (the Indian way) the Hoyo de Monterrey cigar is still simply a product of the sun, the wind, and the soil. A full-bodied cigar of straightforward character, Hoyo de Monterrey invites you to enjoy the standard for all Honduran cigars.