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.

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Blind Man’s Puff – Hoyo La Amistad Robusto

“Overall this was a good smoke. I think this would not be a good first cigar of the day, but if you had a full day of smoking this would be a nice 2nd or ...

8 Great
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Halfwheel -General Adding Hoyo La Amistad Silver

At tomorrow’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, General Cigar Co. will introduce the Hoyo La Amistad Silver, a new three-size line that follows up on the Hoyo ...

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Cigar-Coop – Hoyo – La Amistad Rothschild

“This Hoyo La Amistad collaboration is a home run for General Cigar and AJ Fernandez. It’s a cigar that has quite a unique flavor profile. There was also ...

9 Extraordinary
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Cigar Federation – Hoyo – La Amistad Robusto

As the first third winds down, the spices continue to fall in strength on the retrohale to a medium minus, with the creaminess picking up. The chocolate becomes...

8 Great
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Toasted Foot – Hoyo – La Amistad Toro

“AJ Fernandez has been one of the rising stars in the cigar industry, and his Tabacalera Fernandez factory is quickly becoming a place to go to for full b...

8 Great
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Halfwheel – Hoyo – La Amistad Robusto

“The cold draw and the first third of the Hoyo La Amistad certainly showed quite a bit of potential. While the pepper was quite strong, the remainder of t...

5 Fair
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Stogie Review – Hoyo – La Amistad Robusto

“The La Amistad is an exceptional cigar. I couldn’t put it down. The flavors were outstanding and the construction was great. AJ and Hoyo did a great job ...

9 Extraordinary
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Leaf Enthusiast – Hoyo – La Amistad Robusto

“Hoyo de Monterrey, General Cigar, and A.J. Fernandez definitely have a winner on their hands with this cigar. It is medium-to-full in body throughout, wi...

8 Great
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Stogie Guys – Hoyo – La Amistad Robusto

“With solid construction—sturdy ash, straight burn, clear draw, and good smoke production—coupled with a spicy Nicaraguan character and body that sways fr...

7 Good

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