Crafted by hand since 1865, Hoyo de Monterrey cigars was started by the Spaniard Don Jose Gener y Batet who left his home country for Cuba back in 1831. Hoyo de Monterrey is one of the oldest cigar brands in the world. Hoyo de Monterrey has been producing handmade premium cigars in Honduras. The core line is a full-bodied Connecticut Broadleaf wrapped blend with a creamy flavor profile, and has been dubbed the “espresso of cigars.” With Hoyo Excalibur, they’ve created a blend from the top 10% of tobacco crops grown in Nicaragua and Honduras. They also offer a premium cigarillo version of the Excalibur line. Though they are small cigars, they deliver tons of Cuban-inspired flavor. Today, the brand remains one of the most famous premium handmades on the market.