The Hoyo de Monterrey Primavera, a cigar marking the Chinese Year of the Ox is now available in the UK.
It is just the second cigar to be officially released by Habanos S.A in celebration of the Chinese New Year, following last year’s Romeo y Julieta Maravillas 8 (Year of the Rat).
These commemorative lacquered boxes each contain 18 cigars that have been dressed with a unique foot band.
The cigar measure 6 5/8” (167mm) x 48 ring gauge and is known as a Hermosos No.1 in the factories of Cuba. This size was most recently seen as an Edicion Limitada in 2016 when Montecristo introduced the Dantes.
Just 8,888 numbered boxes are intended for worldwide release and demand is expected to be very high. Please visit our Where to Buy & Smoke section to find a Specialist in Havana that may have some of these rare cigars.
The Hoyo de Monterrey brand is classified as light flavoured and, when launched in 1865, it took its name from a plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in the heart of Vuelta Abajo.
Today the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation is one of the most famous Vegas de Primera (first class fields) in Cuba and, just as with all other Vegas de Primera on the island, it is still ploughed by ox….