Best Honduran Cigars & Popular Brands

June 22, 2015

Top Honduran Cigars of 2021

One of the many wonderful things about making cigars is that tobacco used to make up the cigar can essentially be grown anywhere across our beautiful globe. As of recent, Honduras has become a hotbed that’s produced some of your favorite cigars to come to emerge throughout the industry as of late.

In the early 1990s, the Honduran cigar industry really began to thrive, and eventually became the second country of origin for the US market.

Common tobaccos that are grown in Honduras are Cuban-seed Criollo and Shade Grown Corojo tobaccos. The three main growing regions in Honduras are El Paraiso, Jamastran Valley, and Danli, which are across the southeast part of Honduras, right by the Nicaraguan border.

So without further ado, we’ve compiled a list of the best Honduran cigars for you to try. Whether you’re a novice smoker or someone who’s smoked for a very long time, these Honduran smokes are worth a spot in your humidor.

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Alec and Bradley Kintsugi

Produced by second-generation cigar makers Alec and Bradley Rubin, Alec & Bradley Kintsugi was released in the latter part of 2020 and is now the talk of the cigar town.

The name derives from the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold-covered lacquer, and the box pays homage to this art form as well.

This medium-bodied smoke is rolled at the company’s prestigious Raices Cubanas Factory in Danli, Honduras, and features dual binders and fillers that hail from Honduras and Nicaragua. Cloaked in a gorgeous Honduran wrapper, the Kintsugi has the complex flavor notes of earth, leather, cinnamon, dark roast coffee, and spice, that will have you craving more!

Being relatively new to the cigar world, you can order a box of 24 of the Alec and Bradley Kintsugi today on JR’s website!

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Leaf by Oscar Corojo

Next, we a very rare Honduran puro in the Leaf by Oscar Corojo. Exclusive to JR Cigars only, this extraordinary blend is a medium-bodied smoke that has delicious flavor notes that flow throughout the smoke. Manufactured by Oscar Valladares, the Leaf by Oscar Corojo is grown in the Jamastran Valley region of Honduras, that has similar comparisons to the popular Pinar del Rio region of Cuba.

Flavor notes you’ll experience while smoking the Leaf by Oscar Corojo are espresso, pepper, earth, and cream on the backend. This 6 x 52 Torpedo shape has deep layers of complexity and refinement that you find in most Leaf by Oscar cigars.

These bundles of 10 Leaf by Oscar Corojo are affordably priced so that even the most seasoned cigar enthusiast must try. Order from JR Cigar now, and savor our Torpedo take on the wildly popular Leaf by Oscar cigar!

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Eiroa The First 20 Years

Our second Honduran puro on the list is the Eiroa The First 20 Years. Grown in the Jamastran Valley region of Honduras, The First 20 Years is a celebration of cigar master Christian Eiroa’s two decades in the premium cigar business. Eiroa The First 20 Years is a full-bodied, box-pressed masterpiece that will have you savoring each and every puff.

Sticking to his roots, Christian Eiroa’s recipe consists of a well-aged blend of 100% Honduran tobaccos that delivers bold flavor notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and sweet and zesty spice. Available in four different sizes, The First 20 Years by Eiroa is a gorgeous smoke you will keep going back to, no matter the time of year.

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Camacho Corojo Maduro

The Camacho Corojo Maduro is for the cigar fans out there that love big, bold, and delicious premium handmade Maduro cigars.  The Camacho Corojo Maduro uses a unique combination of authentic Cuban-seeds from Honduras’ consummate location, the Jamastran Valley. This cigar features 100% Corojo tobaccos that are aged to perfection, all while cloaked in a stunning dark and oily jet-black wrapper.

This 5 x 50 full-bodied cigar delivers spicy, and sweet Cuban style flavors all throughout the smoke. The popular Camacho Corojo Maduro Robusto cigar comes to you presented in brilliant red and black band and is a perfect fit for aficionados that demand only the very best flavor from a vintage Maduro wrapped cigar.

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Rocky Patel Number 6

To round out our Top Honduran Cigars of 2021 is the delicious Rocky Patel Number 6. Rocky experimented with several blend variations, but it was blend No.6 that really stood out, hence the name Rocky Patel Number 6 was born.

Cloaked in a Honduran Corojo wrapper, that’s paired with the finest Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves, the Rocky Patel Number 6 was carefully grown on Rocky’s own farm in the El Paraiso region of Honduras.

This medium-bodied, 6 x 50 smoke displays intricate layers of coffee, earth, toasted bread, and warm honey sweetness that ties these bold flavors together. With Rocky Patel’s recent tear of releasing one great premium brand after another, the Rocky Patel Number 6 cigars are certainly no exception and are worth every penny!

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Popular Cigar Brands from 2015

While not as well publicized as their counterparts from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, cigars made in Honduras are nothing to look down upon. The country’s temperate climate is perfectly suited for growing bold, flavorful tobacco, which in turn creates a robust, characteristically-Honduran smoke. Here are a few of the fine, but often-underrated, cigars from this Central American nation that every enthusiast should try.

Camacho

Simon Camacho founded the brand in 1961 – it is one of the many cigar names that originated in pre-Castro Cuba. Following Camacho’s exile from the country, he moved his operations to Miami, Florida.

In 1995, after Camacho’s death, the Eiroa family acquired the company and moved harvest production from Nicaragua to the factory’s current location in Danlí, Honduras. Although the factory has now been sold to the Oettinger Davidoff Group, the Eiroa family still owns the Honduran tobacco fields that provide the materials for Camacho cigars.

Camacho produces more than 20 different cigars. Among them are Legend Ario, La Fontana, Camacho Corojo, Camacho Triple Maduro and Room 101.

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Punch Cigars

Another Honduran brand with roots in Cuba is Punch. Dating back to 1840, the company was named for a puppet in a traveling show. The brand changed hands several times before being bought by Fernando Palacio, a cigar maker who fled Cuba following the trade embargo. Today, the renowned cigar outlet is owned by Villazon & Company, which also holds two more Honduran lines: Hoyo de Monterrey and Belinda.

Today’s Punch cigars are manufactured in Honduras from Cuban-seed tobaccos grown in Central America. The brand is best known for its full-bodied premium smokes like the original Punch and the Punch Gran Puro. On the other hand, Punch also produces two lines of machine-made cigarillos for those with a lesser budget.

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Hoyo de Monterrey

In 1851, Spanish émigré Don José Gener y Batet began producing cigars under the brand name La Esceptión in Havana. A few years later, he transitioned the name to Hoyo de Monterrey. The brand remained in the Gener y Batet family until being sold to the Fernandez, Palacio y Cia firm, which already owned Punch and Belinda.

Soon enough, the company was taken over by the Cuban government and in turn, the brands were sold to the Villazon family. Today, the Villazons produce all three cigars – Punch, Belinda, and Hoyo de Monterrey – in a Tampa factory using premium tobacco grown in Honduras. Specifically, Hoya de Monterrey cigars include the La Hoyo series, Certified Vintage, and the Edición Limitada releases.

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Belinda

Like most Honduran cigars, the Belinda brand got its start in Cuba under the direction of the legendary Estelo Padron. There is still a machine-made cigar produced in Cuba named Belinda, but the non-Cuban, Honduran Belindas are all 100% handmade.

Another brand owned by the Villazon family, Belinda cigars are made from high-quality tobacco leaves grown in Honduras with a special Ecuador Sumatran wrapper. A second line called the Belinda Black wraps Honduran tobacco in a dark Medio Tiempo leaf grown in the Connecticut River Valley. Each Belinda piece presents a rich, enjoyable smoking experience that harkens back to the old days in Cuba.

If you haven’t already, get your hands on a Honduran cigar today. After all, with a characteristically rich smoke and personality all their own, these gems are definitely worth trying.

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