Origin : Honduras
Format : Corona
Size : : 5 3/4" x 45
Wrapper : Honduran Viso-Rosado
Binder : Habano Connecticut
Filler : Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Price : ~$100 for a box of 25
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I had read some nice things about this line of cigars and had passed over them many times in my local cigar shops until recently, when I grabbed one impulsively before leaving. I am glad that I did. This cigar's wrapper is grown in the Jamastran Valley of Honduras and the blend contains tobacco from 4 different countries.
This Hoyo had a dark, oily, marble looking wrapper. It had a Cuban style box press, but an ugly looking cap. It had a strong tobacco prelight smell. The label looked very similar to the one on the Cuban Hoyo Double Corona.
This cigar burnt evenly and had a perfect draw, but would not stay lit. This cigar was not over humidified and I didn't leave it idle for long periods of time. Nevertheless, it needed relight countless times... very annoying.
The Hoyo de Tradicion opened peppery with subtle notes of sweetness. It also had an underlying earthiness similar to a Thousand Series Padron. It stayed consitent through the midpoint, then saw its sweetness dissipate through the 2nd half. This left a straight pepper and earth core at the end. The smoke had a smooth texture and was medium in strength. A very pleasant smoke from beginning to end.
MSRP on this cigar is around $5-$6, which I think is very reasonable considering this corona's above average flavor.
Overall Rating :
I found this cigar to be a nice surprise considering the price. It had above average complexity and had a good mix of flavors. I hope the construction problems with regard to staying lit are the exception, rather than the norm. I probably wouldn't buy a whole box of these, but would definitely keep 5-10 on hand.