STG, the parent company of General Cigar, has announced a new collaboration with none other than Dion Giolito of Illusione cigars. The collaboration will go under the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur brand and called Illusione of Excalibur. This is a limited edition cigar and is the first Excalibur made in Nicaragua.
"This enjoyable cigar featured great construction from start to finish. While there was not a great deal of complexity present, the transitions in both strength and dominant flavors (especially in the second third) were quite enjoyable. While I wish the creaminess had stuck around longer, the bold cedar and mostly consistent spice danced very well together throughout the smoking experience." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"The flavor of the blend has me anxiously awaiting to find out what it is so I can stock up. A bit heavy for an everyday smoke but after a good dinner it would be stellar or even pairing with dinner if you smoke while you eat. Amazing spice complexity made me always excited for that next puff." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
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"I was a little concerned on the cold draw before lighting, but this cigar was really pretty good. Good flavor combinations, and lots of smoke output. It did burn a bit on the fast side, but the flavors that came throughout the smoking experience were tasty and made sense together. I would smoke this again." -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
General Cigar will launch a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers. The new collection called Hoyo will be available in four sizes ranging in price from $5.49 to $6.99 and begins shipping to all retailers on April 1.
the rich chocolate flavor developed it became pretty awesome. It is very unique and rich in flavors and I can easily recommend this. " -Alan (Eulogy)
General Cigar has announced a new regular production line in the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur brand: Excalibur Black. Launching June 7th, the new blend uses a USA Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadoran Sumatra binder, and Honduran and Nicaraguan ligero filler. Excalibur Black wil be rolled at General's HATSA factory in Danli, Honduras.
General Cigar announced a new line for the Hoyo de Monterrey brand today, Epicure Selección. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección is three cigar collection honoring Honduras, the country that has been producing Hoyo cigars for 50 years. The design of the bands, boxes, and cigar itself celebrate the tradition of Honduran cigars and Honduran tobacco that began in the 1950s when the Villazon Cigar Factory was built.
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Cigar Info This April, General Cigar launched a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers. According to...
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“Overall this was a great cigar. Very good miz of spices from pepper to chili. The cigar was thick and creamy all throughout and was just a wonderful smoke.” –Wes (SosaCub4Life)