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Hoyo De Monterry–Hoyo De Tradicion

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Todays review is another cigar I used to frequent years ago. Like the Padron 3000, it slipped off of my radar and I never reviewed it. I rediscovered the Hoyo de Tradicion earlier this week while scavenging the shelves at Ed’s shop. As always, I paired this cigar with water, and here are my thoughts…


Wrapper: Honduras, Jamastran Viso Rosado

Binder: Habano Connecticut

Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican

Size: Epicure 5.25 x 50

Price: $5.70


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper looked good, with minimal veins and the appearance of no seams. The wrapper had an odor of poop, or barnyard as they call it. The foot had a similar smell, just milder. The cigar was solidly packed, and got a bit tighter feeling towards the foot. The pre-light draw was a tad bit stiff, but within my tolerances. The pre-light flavor was a sweet bitterness.

The draw loosened up after I got past that tight spot in the foot. The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch.

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The first third started off with a smooth earthiness. After about an inch it developed into a bitter coffee with a tinge of sweetness. There was an easy peppery spice when passing smoke through the sinus.

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The second third saw the flavor profile come together nicely. The sweetness became a definite dark chocolate with a nutty component. The aftertaste was had a cinnamony tingle. The peppery spice calmed down and became background notes. Simple but good.

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The last third had an increase in cinnamon. At times it overtook the sweet dark chocolate, but most of the time they were equals.  The spice was especially noticeable when retrohaling. This continued until the cigar was done.

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This was a good medium bodied cigar. Doing this review reminded me of why I used to smoke these fairly often years ago. Sure there is no WOW factor, but it had good flavors and is pretty consistent from cigar to cigar. Definitely worth trying.

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