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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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.

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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…

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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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