Hoyo de Monterrey
Hoyo can be traced back to 1860, when José Gener first created the plantation. The name was first used as a brand of Havana in 1865. In 2005 Hoyo were the first brand to introduce the Petit Robusto. A 50 ring gauge smoke with a shorter length.
The Hoyo plantation is in the town of San Juan y Martinez, which lies in the heart of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone. It is renowned as being one of the great Vegas de Primera. The plantation is on low-lying fertile banks.
All sizes of Hoyo are 'tripa larga, totalmente a mano'-long filler, totally hand made using filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.
The Robusto Epicure No 2 is a superb smoke that doesn't take forever.