Hoyo de Tradicion Epicure Cigar Review

by Daniel on February 28, 2008

Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
Line: Hoyo de Tradicion
Vitola: Epicure (Robusto) 5.25 x 50
Origin: Honduran
Wrapper: Honduran
Binder: Connecticut
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican
Body: Medium
Strength: Medium
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, 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.

Popularity: 13% [?]

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jesse February 28, 2008 at 11:52 am

I thought they were a good smoke. while I enjoyed them and pick them up once in awhile I don’t go out of my way to find them.


Dan Brown October 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

I found this cigar to be a cross between a Padron and a Sancho Panza Honduras. I really enjoyed it. The only problem with any Partagas is the tight draw that seems to plague their cigars, made me finally give up on the Black line…


Len Bell October 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I agree with you on the Partagas draw. I recently got 2 Blacks in a sampler that were virtually unsmokeable. I had to put them down and grab something else. Figuring I would give Partagas a chance to redeem themselves, I lit up a Spanish Rosado Sabroso. Although the flavor was good, the cigar canoed and eventually fell apart. I find the Hoyo de Tradition to be very smooth and flavorful. Definitely a better constructed cigar with a similar flavor profile to the Spanish Rosado. I’ll stick with these.


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