Hoyo de Tradicion Corona

Hoyo de Tradicion Corona

Origin : HondurasHoyo de Monterrey
Format : Corona
Size : : 5 3/4" x 45
Wrapper : Honduran Viso-Rosado
Binder : Habano Connecticut
Filler : Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
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.

Appearance : ★★★½☆
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.

Construction : ★★★☆☆
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.

Flavor : ★★★★½
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.

Value : ★★★★½
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.

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One Comment on “Hoyo de Tradicion Corona”

  1. The Hoyo de Tradicion is one of my favorite cigars. Great flavors, good burn and smooth to the nub. I like the Toro Grande size (6.25×54) best. The cigar also has a nice aroma which I think may be due to the Rosado wrapper. I’ve had comments from non smokers about how good it smells. Smoked my last one about 2 weeks ago and need to get more. These are easily one of my top smokes and I want to try and always have some on hand. I’ve tried the Epicure and enjoyed that size as well.
    Thanks for the review.

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