General Cigar’s brand Hoyo releases a new limited line in September: Like Foundry Time Flies, La Amistad is a blend developed and rolled by A.J. Fernandez in Nicaragua. La Amistad will be a limited release, although no comments regarding the released quantities have been made.
The blend is described as full-bodied and features an Ecuador wrapper and binder and filler tobaccos from various regions in Nicaragua. It will be available in four sizes beginning in September.
Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar said, “AJ Fernandez embodies the same ethos as the Hoyo brand. His passion for the craft of cigar making is what led us to collaborate with him on La Amistad. This collection combines AJ’s love of tobacco and blending with the knowledge of Hoyo’s cigar makers in Honduras and Nicaragua.”
AJ Fernandez noted, “I grew up very near to the Hoyo de Monterrey farm and I have always had a love for the brand. When it came time to develop this blend, I put my heart and soul into it. To me, this project represents how far my family and I have come since Cuba, and how our expertise in tobacco continues to be recognized. This cigar represents the best of me and my factory and I am proud to be a part of this collaboration.”
Hoyo La Amistad
Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)
Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí, Ometepe, Condega, Jalapa)
Vitolas: Rothschild 4.5 x 50 (USD 6.49)
Robusto 5 x 54 (USD 7.59)
Toro 6 x 50 (USD 7.79)
Gigante 6 x 60 (USD 7.99)