General Cigar has announced a new offering under its Hoyo de Monterrey brand, the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección. This is a line that pays homage to the early days of cigar making in Honduras, tracing back to the 1950s when the Villazon factory was established.

Produced at the HATSA factory in Danlí, Honduras, Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección is a Honduran puro highlighted by a Cuban seed wrapper. It is available in three sizes: No. 1 (5 6/10 x 46), No. 2 (4 9/10 x 50), and Toro Especial (6 x 50). The cigars are packaged in 20-count cabinet style boxes.

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección also features an ornate, old world style band.

In a press release, Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Hoyo de Monterrey said, “Epicure Selección speaks to the legacy of Hoyo de Monterrey which is one of the first brands to have been made in Honduras, and one of the first to feature bold blends made with native Cuban seeds cultivated in Central America. The history of Hoyo de Monterrey was carved out by some of the most revered tobacco men that ever lived, and we honor their contributions to the handmade cigar category with this new collection.”

At a glance, here is a look at the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Honduran
Binder: Honduran
Filler: Honduran
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduran American Tobacco S.A. (HATSA)

Vitolas Offered

No.1: 5.6/10 x 46 (8.79 SRP/cigar)
No.2: 4.9/10 x 50 ($8.49 SRP/cigar)
Toro Especiale: 6 x 50 ($8.99 SRP/cigar)