(Note: This review originally appeared on CigarJack.)
Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
Line: Hoyo de Tradicion
Vitola: Epicure (Robusto) 5.25 x 50
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican
Box Price: $101.25 (Box of 25)
The Hoyo de Tradicion is a cool-looking cigar. Smooth, rosado wrapper with barely visible veins. Box-pressed. Handsome white band. It’s a newer release from Hoyo de Monterrey, which has recently garnered some attention for its Excalibur Maduro line. Jesse sent me this one, so I was eager to see how it was. (Thanks, man!)
Taking a prelight sniff, I found the HT was spicy enough to sting my nostrils a bit when I inhaled. Maybe I was stuffed up, or maybe I inhaled too hard, but I liked it. I also got a touch of cinnamon at the end.
Once lit, you’ll find the HT has a tremendous burn, along with a good draw and , which allow hints of spice, cinnamon, peanuts and leather to pass through.
Verdict: It’s a good cigar for $4-$5. But for this price, I’d probably pick up the Partagas Spanish Rosado.
Similar cigars: I’d say it’s a slightly milder version of the Partagas SR.