General Cigar Celebrates an Icon with Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150

General Cigar Company will debut Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150, the first and only cigar to feature a proprietary Habano Shade wrapper tobacco, the first ever grown in Esteli. Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150 is a 6″ x 54 box-pressed offering handcrafted in Honduras. The blend features a classic Ecuadoran binder […]


“Smoked Up” No.76

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July. I had to work and working on holidays makes me realize how much working in retail can be a pain. I earlied out of work, went home, had a few beers and saw the town’s fireworks  show with my daughter. She had a blast […]


HOYO de MONTERREY KICKS OFF BOX A DAY GIVEAWAY

Richmond, VA—To celebrate the launch of the new Hoyo de Monterrey website, General Cigar is rolling out a “Box a Day Giveaway” to share the unique flavor of the Hoyo Monterrey Reposado en Cedros® brand with cigar lovers across the U.S.   From now through July 31, 2012, consumers of legal smoking age are invited […]


Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Legend

Today I’m reviewing the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Legend. This cigar features the same Ometepe tobacco that was featured in the Punch Uppercut that Ben reviewed recently. This cigar was created to be a full-bodied addition to the Excalibur line and was released at the 2008 IPCPR trade show. This cigar is available in 3 […]