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Hoyo La Amistad

A Hoyo from the hands of AJ Fernandez...


La Amistad or "the friendship" for the "no habla" folks, is a giant step into the future for Hoyo de Monterrey. The recipe is simple - buy the best Habano Ecuador wrapper in the world and cure it to perfection. Then, and only then, assemble the finest blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua's four major growing regions under the watchful eye of AJ Fernandez, and BAM, it's a Hoyo unlike any other. It's full-bodied to the max, blended to take this historic brand to bold new heights. But don't take my word for it.

Here's what AJ had to say:

“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.”

The delicious Hoyo La Amistad recently received a 90-rating, noting: "Rolled with a toothy wrapper, this cigar has a full, even draw that shows notes of leather, cocoa powder and fruit before a big walnut finish."

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 20 In Stock $163.80
save $58.0635% off
$105.74
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 Only 5 Left $29.50
Robusto (5.0"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $155.80
save $55.1435% off
$100.66
Robusto (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $38.95
save $10.9528% off
$28.00
Rothschild (4.5"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $133.80
save $47.1135% off
$86.69
Rothschild (4.5"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $24.00
Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $159.80
save $56.6035% off
$103.20
Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $28.50
Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 Based on 91 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Hoyo La Amistad”

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5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Burned well, fresh and good taste.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I just enjoy any cigar that has the name, " AJ Fermandez". You just know you are getting a great cigar. I will always buy more. Wonder smooth, mild, from start to finish.
4 out of 5
A nice smooth med.bodied cigar.
A nice smooth med.bodied cigar. A nice gentle draw very enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
A++++
5 out of 5
Hoyo La Amistad
It seems like I’m smoking a lot of cigars by AJ Fernandez lately and there’s a reason for it: AJ might be the best cigar maker around. Like everything he makes,this one is absolutely delicious. The wrapper is gorgeous,the draw perfect,and the burn razor sharp. Smooth and powerful,it’s full of flavor,with leather,fruit and a hint of nuts. By far one favorites from this talented gentleman. Absolutely love it.
5 out of 5
excellant
excellant
5 out of 5
HOYO
Very nice cigar.....I'm an AJ fan, and this is another good one! Burn and draw are good...enjoyable smoke!
3 out of 5
ok
they are ok
4 out of 5
Hoya Amistad
Great smoke..like AJ Fernandez products very much.
4 out of 5
Great.
Great flavor great burn
5 out of 5
Very good, for daily smoke
Very good, for daily smoke 👍😎
4 out of 5
Hoyo
I really like these cigars. They are the right blend and they are strong enough to satisfy my taste.
5 out of 5
AJ does it again.
Great smoke from a great blender!
5 out of 5
AJ is the Man
Really nice smoke, delivers a nice sweet and spicy taste, not to strong, but just right. Great to sit down with a nice glass of bourbon and enjoy a great smoke. I'll buy again.
4 out of 5
prwtty good!
I gave this cigar a 5 only because its not my facorite blend from an fernandez its still great, burns very well has that spice that is signature in ajs blends.
5 out of 5
Viva La Amistad! Viva AJ Fernandez
Yet another victory for A.J. Fernandez. Great construction, great draw, great blend, great thinking!
5 out of 5
Robusto Hoya /AJFCIGARS
Med to full. Perfect draw burn & flavor. Power packed...
5 out of 5
Jay Pearland
Very good flavor. One of my favorite short cigars
5 out of 5
great cigar
excellent cigar and great deal
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
4 out of 5
Steady, as always
No more consistent maker IMO than Hoyo (with the exception of Padron). Did not disappoint
5 out of 5
Good Taste, good draw nice
Good Taste, good draw nice cigar for the price. Needs relighting on the second half sometimes.
4 out of 5
Very nice draw, nice flavors.
Very nice draw, nice flavors. Would recommend to anyone.
5 out of 5
AJ Fernandez hit it with
AJ Fernandez hit it with this one! Smooth till you hit the end, then you get a good kick! Great smoke!
4 out of 5
Hoyo amistad
Great cigar this is my 2nd box
4 out of 5
Good stick
Flavor wasn't quite there for me, but it was well constructed and burnt evenly. Not for the feint of heart, these puppies kick like a mule!
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
4 out of 5
Old school flavor
Nice blend, reminds me of old Cubans.
4 out of 5
AJF HOYO
A very good cigar for a medium to full body... I'll keep some of these in my humidor👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
3 out of 5
Fuller bodied than expected. Well
Fuller bodied than expected. Well constructed, but lacked complexity with regards to flavor
3 out of 5
Good cigar for the price
Good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
New enthusiast, but this cigar is legit
Favorite cigar so far! I'm new to the cigar world, but loved this cigar! Will buy again!
2 out of 5
I would like more complexity in flavor
Not very complex in flavor, and made me a little lite headed. I would not recommend
5 out of 5
Hoyo
Great stick. An even burn with a kick
5 out of 5
Get these before they are gone
A cigar by AJ Fernandez at this price you should run to buy it. Great flavor and great body. A 5 pack of these will not cut it.
5 out of 5
Stupid!!!
A “stupid” & wonderful smoke at any price!!...& the price is wonderful 2!!!
5 out of 5
Great smoke !!!
Great smoke!!!
5 out of 5
Hoyo La Amistad
Fantastic smoke!! Love Hoyo's and it is even better that the blend was done by AJ Fernandez. For a great smoke, you must try these.
4 out of 5
Nice mediun bodied smoke
The wrapper was light and smooth. The draw was steady and the flavor was lightly sweet with good smoke and a good burn.
5 out of 5
Yum
Yum
5 out of 5
Robusto
Creamy smoke with notes of leather on the start with pepper, coco powder and finishes with a nice baking spice and walnut on the tip of your tongue.very complex remember take your time and enjoy this beautiful cigar.
5 out of 5
What a sleeper!!!
Fantastic cigar at a decent price point. I have purchased two boxes since I tried them a couple of months ago. Great construction, even burn and great taste. I can assure you there will be more purchases by me for these in the future.
5 out of 5
Hoyo La Amistad
One of the top 12 cigars for me from 2017. My go to late eve smoke. Classic AJF flavor profile strength and construction.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Good construction and smoke
5 out of 5
Awesome
Best Hoyo I've ever had, and I've had em all. AJ for the easy win.
5 out of 5
Hoyo La Amistad
Another great blending by AJ Fernandez. Definitely nt for the feint of heart. Bravo!
5 out of 5
Hoyo La Amistad Robusto
Good tasting and well made. Some were a bit tight on the draw, but overall an enjoyable smoke.
3 out of 5
Descent
Descent
4 out of 5
Hoyo by AJ
AJ Fernandez makes great sticks for the price point.
5 out of 5
My first amistad
This cigar was creamy, with a little pepper on the finish.
5 out of 5
Another Fantastic Smoke from AJ Fernandez!
Hoyo La Amistad is a tasty, well-constructed cigar with an even burn and nice white ash. The Rothschild is the perfect size for a leisurely 1 hour smoke. I keep this one in my humidor at all times!
5 out of 5
Very good and nicely made Cigar.
These are some very good smokes. The wrapper is very nice and the cigar lends itself to a very good burn and a smooth woodsy smoke.
1 out of 5
That's Enough, AJ Fernandez
This was my last ditch effort to finally have a good experience with an AJ Fernandez cigar. After receiving recommendations on this one, I tried it, having never enjoyed any AJ Fernandez cigar I have ever smoked. This one certainly didn't win me over. Burn issues, very harsh & peppery (a pepper bomb) which has been the case with every AJ Fernandez cigar I have ever tried. I like strong cigars...full flavor, full-bodied. AJ just doesn't have any complexity, flavor, smoothness or richness, and this was especially the case with the Hoyo. After multiple tries, this being the last, no AJ Fernandez cigar will ever get a place in my humidor again. If I could rate this one less than one star, I would. I know palates differ from person to person, but I would advise any of my smoking buddies to avoid this one at all costs.
5 out of 5
This Rothschild
This is my new favorite winter cigar, It's too cold to smoke a bigger one outside.
5 out of 5
Rich tobacco flavor
I picked up a Churchill size from my b&m. Loved it so much I bought the 5 pack from CI. Fast shipping excellent products and I will order from CI Again.
5 out of 5
You gotta get this stuck in your line up!
Aj Fernandez doesn't disappoint!
5 out of 5
suprise
Great cigar. Lots of changes during smoke. will re buy
5 out of 5
Perfection
Complex flavors and the perfect strength. I named it perfection! Those who enjoy cigars from AJ must try the La Amistad. I think it is one of his finest.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
This cigar is packed with flavors, good burning time and an excellent price. What else can you ask for?
5 out of 5
A young Frank L..
Could very well be the best full bodied cigar on the planet. AJ reminds me of a young Frank Llanaza.
5 out of 5
Great if doesn't get too hot
Well balanced, superior flavor but don't let it get too hot. It has a very subtle bitterness that surprised me as I've never thought of bitterness as a good thing. That bitterness can get to be a bit much if it gets too hot. Luckily, a light purge fixed it. Relax and enjoy, don't rush and don't over toast the foot.
3 out of 5
New Hoya
At least this blend is new to me. Hoya's used to be my daily smoke but I had not had one in a decade. Picked up a 5 pack to see if I should consider adding the brand back into my rotation. I was very pleasantly surprised. Perfect draw/burn and tons of smoke. Probably one of the top values CI offers today!
5 out of 5
review hoyo la amistad robusto
good flavor and good firm feel; even burn
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Well worth the bread. Complex and a very enjoyable smoke. My new favorite
5 out of 5
Robust cigar
I feel I am smoking a cuban cigar. I am becoming a fan of AJ Fernandez. This is one of three cigars that he has collaborated with other companies.
5 out of 5
Tasty!
Great stick. A good bit of pepper and great flavor from start to finish. Excellent draw and burn. Fantastic cigar especially for the price. Will definitely buy again. Highly recommended if you're looking for a great medium to full bodied smoke.
5 out of 5
I like them very much
I like them very much
4 out of 5
Hoyo La Amistad
Full body decent cigar when on sale
3 out of 5
It's an AJ, but...
I'm a huge fan of AJ Fernandez, but this one didn't really do it for me. Good, but no Diesel (any of them).
5 out of 5
Awesome
This has become my go to cigar
5 out of 5
Very good
I enjoyed a gordo one fine afternoon. Full bodied, lots of smoke, and very smooth. This will be added to my go-to's list
4 out of 5
Very good
I thought it was full, smooth. I would get again.
5 out of 5
Great selection
Great selection and great prices.
5 out of 5
HOYO
Nice Cigar….good construction, draw, and burn. I would buy again.
5 out of 5
One of a kind
This cigar is one of a kind. Great smoke at great price. Certainly this should be next year CA top 15 cigar rating. Flavor, construction with great draw. Its an interesting mix of flavors, pepper, leather and coffee dominates this cigar. Looking forward to get some more in my humidor.
5 out of 5
Best Daily Smoke I've Found To Date
My second box. This cigar is amazing. Great performance. Cedar, leather, spice, and everything nice. No better cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
Wow weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
wow, this is the cigar!
3 out of 5
O.K.
For me, seems like the hyped out did the cigar. Little bland and dryer, stick w/ the regular Hoyas or Excalib.
5 out of 5
Fine Smoke
Medium to full flavor with a nice aroma. Somewhat peppery with a slight hint cinnamon. Great smoke.
5 out of 5
very tasty
very tasty and very unusual cigar, strong and sweet
5 out of 5
Full Bodied Master Piece
Another great cigar that AJ Fernandez helped produce. Cigar is a full bodied masterpiece featuring hints of pepper, espresso, and a earthiness.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke!
This is a high quality smoke at a great price. I prefer the Rothschild, but the robusto is very fine as well.
5 out of 5
Great
Very impressed with this cigar. Full body. Great taste. Razor sharp burn.
5 out of 5
Good Cigar!
For the price , this has plenty to offer. Peppery, with rich tobacco flavor. A solid medium-full body smoke that satisfies!
5 out of 5
Service
I order from cigar internatuonal every year and always have a good experience
5 out of 5
An AJ Beauty
Wow, guys this is a real gem! I've been smoking AJ for a couple of years, but this is my first smoke on the Hoyo La Amsted. From Chicago, I was looking for small smoke for the winter, so I bought a five pack of the Rothschild. This cigar burns perfect with a ton of full flavored smoke. If your a Habano fan as I am, this is a for sure buy. Next month I'm buying a box!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Very nice cigar. As close to a Cuban as you can get. Will definitely buy more!!
5 out of 5
Hoyo Giante
Thought I would ,try another Giante. This Hoyo burns even and draws even from start to finish. Not as full flavored as I usually smoke but a good change for a while. Glad I expanded my brands.
5 out of 5
Better than I expected
Having one now celebrating the Trump victory. Outstanding, AJF never disappoints. On par with the MOW in a more affordable issue.
5 out of 5
Gignante flavor
As expected - AJ Fernandez never disappoints.