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My Weekend Cigar – Sept. 25, 2017: Hoyo de Tradicion

MY WEEKEND CIGAR: Hoyo de Tradicion Review (9/25/2017)

By Gary Korb

Is that a Cuban cigar you’re smoking? Sure looks like it. Nope, this Hoyo is wearing a Cuban Hoyo de Monterrey collar, but it’s made in Honduras. Even so, it comes pretty darn close to the genuine article in more ways than one… 

HOYO DE TRADICION TORO

Hoyo de Tradicion cigar reviewCountry of Origin: Honduras
Size: 6″ x 52 / Box-pressed
Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Honduran Jamastran Viso Rosado
Filler: Honduran San Augustin / Dominican Piloto Cubano / Nicaraguan Ometepe
Binder:  Connecticut Habano
Location: “The Man Cave” (a.k.a. My garage)
Paired with: Coffee (cream & sugar)

My Experience: It was a hot and sunny September day, somewhere in the middle of downtown Saturday afternoon and I chose this Hoyo de Tradicion Toro cigar for its rich Honduran tobacco flavor, the taste for which Hoyo de Monterrey cigars are known. I also like the vintage Cuban Hoyo band used for this selection, plus the wrapper is especially buttery, and the 3-nation blend offers excellent balance. Settling down just inside the door opening where I could watch the neighborhood goings-on without being too conspicuous, I opened my laptop to check my email. As I nimbly moved the spam to the Trash, I soaked-in all that chewy, creamy smoke teaming with flavors of toasted almonds, cedar wood, graham cracker and molasses. Pairing perfectly with my coffee, I’ve found few cigars more relaxing than this Hoyo, which is why it’s become a favorite “go-to” for me, especially on a quiet Saturday afternoon where I could enjoy it completely uninterrupted.

Suffice it to say. . . if you want a creamy, medium-bodied cigar that will mellow you out for the better part of two hours, with flavors of toasted nuts, cedar, graham cracker, and more, the Hoyo De Monterrey Tradicion Toro will get you there.

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If you’ve had a chance to smoke this cigar, please leave a comment or share a similar experience.

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I am a Joya De Monterey fan, but this stick was Not one of my favorites

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Hi Gary, I beleive you hit it on the head, “to each his own”. I thought the slight spicy & sweet taste blended together was not that satisfying to my taste buds.Almost a Sharp Taste in the middle and end of the cigar, Now my friend and avid cigar taster, and someone I consider an expert,(owned cigar shop for over 20yrs) who has tasted cigars for over 35 years said he really enjoyed this Hoyo De Tradicion Toro. I will have to try them again and try enjoying 1 outdoors.

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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