In 2016 at the IPCPR trade show, General Cigar showed off a collaboration with A.J. Fernandez to create the Hoyo La Amistad. These stogies are made at Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars utilize an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper and a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos from Estelí, Condega and Jalapa. It’s a modern interpretation of Hoyo de Monterrey through brain of AJ Fernandez.
La Amistad translates to “friendship” in Spanish. La Amistad released for purchase at the beginning of September 2016 and comes in four sizes in boxes of 20: Rothschild 4 1/2 x 50 — $6.49, Robusto 5 x 54 — $7.59, 6 x 50 — $7.79, Gigante 6 x 60 — $7.99.