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Hoyo and AJ Fernandez: a camaraderie into the future.
The Hoyo de Monterrey brand continues to surpass its already outstanding position within the cigar industry and pave the way to their future with Hoyo La Amistad. La Amistad, a term meaning “friendship” in Spanish, is a blend developed by none other than AJ Fernandez, the man best known for producing highly-rated cigars in Nicaragua. Showcasing artisanal cigar-making techniques, Hoyo La Amistad comes to life in the modern world.
Hailing from Nicaragua, Hoyo La Amistad Gold is draped in a fine, Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and blended with tobaccos from the top four growing regions of Nicaragua: Estelí, Condega, Ometepe, and Jalapa—all under the attentive eyes of Cuban expert cigar maker, AJ Fernandez. Bold and full-bodied, Hoyo La Amistad Gold delivers an exceptional balance of sweet and spicy notes that are sure to satisfy your palate. Experience a bold introduction into the future with Hoyo La Amistad Gold.
Expert Picks: Silver & Gold
Created by AJ Fernandez, this is a modern take on a classic brand—and as you might expect—it’s jaw-droppingly complex. Featuring a blend of long-fillers from Nicaragua's top growing regions and an oily Ecuador Habano wrapper, this cigar's sweet, spicy, and full-boded profile makes it a can't-miss.
An Intriguing Collaboration
Developed by the Cuban cigar maker, AJ Fernandez, who has produced some of the finest cigars in Nicaragua, Hoyo La Amistad is a bold move for the legendary Hoyo de Monterrey brand. I have to admit, when I first heard that AJ Fernandez was teaming up with Hoyo for a release, it had me scratching my head, but at the same time I couldn’t wait to light one up. After hearing that AJ Fernandez and his family grew up very near to the Hoyo de Monterrey farm in Cuba I knew he had put his all in this one.
The cigar features perfect construction. Once lit, you know you’re in for a bold and full-bodied treat. While the cigar is strong, it is nowhere near overpowering and there are some nice sweet and spicy notes mixed in that help to balance out the palate. While I didn’t find the blend to be overly complex or change much throughout, Hoyo La Amistad certainly lives up to its historic branding and delivers a classic, Cuban-esque experience that even the most discerning aficionados can enjoy.