Mysteriously enough, the first Honduran Hoyo de Monterrey cigars were born of seed smuggled from Cuba in a diplomatic pouch. Today, in the uncompromising style of the cigar masters at the General Cigar Corp., Hoyo de Monterrey cigars are still made the nineteenth-century way cured and aged in their own time by the wind and the weather as nature intended. The resulting full-bodied cigars are as deeply satisfying as they are authentically Honduran.
The original Hoyo de Monterrey was the 1865 inspiration of José Gener, one of the most respected growers in Cuba’s famed Vuelta Abajo. Since the early 1970s, an equally illustrious Hoyo de Monterrey tradition has been firmly established in Honduras under the masterful guidance of Padrón. The Dark Sumatra cigar takes Hoyo de Monterrey to a new level with an even richer, more robust flavor than that for which Hoyo has become renowned. Introduced in 2002, this is a full-body blend, even more robust than a regular Hoyo de Monterrey. The name Dark Sumatra came after its wrapper tobaccos, hand-selected from the very darkest and richest Ecuadorian sun-grown, Sumatra seed leaves. Dark Sumatra also has a rich, textured Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a special robust blend of premium Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos that all contribute to the extraordinary taste of this rich cigar.