Following Hoyo de Monterrey’s “La Amistad” collaboration which debuted at IPCPR in 2016, Master Blender A.J. Fernandez has developed a new La Amistad line made entirely with Habano seed tobaccos. Called “Hoyo La Amistad Silver,” A.J.’s latest creation complements the original La Amistad blend that came in fourth on Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016 list.
A.J. Fernandez said, “It is an honor to blend for Hoyo because it reminds me how far I’ve come and gives me a chance to reflect on my roots. Growing up in Cuba near to the Hoyo de Monterrey tobacco farms left a big impression on me. Those fields will always remind me of home. So when I came to develop the second blend in the Hoyo La Amistad series, I wanted to honor the Cuban tradition of Hoyo by making a cigar with all Cuban-seed tobaccos. In this project, I used tobaccos that I grew on my farms in Nicaragua, so this is very special to me personally.”
Hoyo La Amistad Silver is described as full-bodied, complex smoke, and utilizes Nicaraguan tobaccos cultivated by Fernandez on his farms in Esteli and Condega as well as aged Ecuadorian wrapper. Hoyo La Amistad Silver is rolled at the AJ Fernandez cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
The cigars are available in 20-count boxes in three vitolas and are expected at retail stores in the USD beginning in mid-August.
Hoyo La Amistad Silver by AJ Fernandez
Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)
Vitolas: Robusto 5 x 50 (USD 6.99)
Pancho 5 1/2 x 52 (USD 7.49)
Churchill 6 7/8 x 48 (USD 7.99)