Wrapper: Honduran Jamastran Viso-Rosado
Binder: Habano Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano, Honduran San Agustin and , Nicaraguan Ometepe
Size: 5 3/4 x 45
The 91 rated Hoyo de Tradicion by Hoyo de Monterrey is meant to celebrate the old tradition of Hoyo de Monterrey and being one of the oldest in the business of cigars. This box pressed corona which is comprised of a great blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran fillers made a great steady smoke to honor the past. To add to the steadiness of the smoke it had a affordable price too. This stick had a decent smell to it before the light along with a wrapper that had a slight oil to it with milk chocolate look and a slight red tint. The wrapper also had a fuzzy look to it too kind of like a matte texture. The initial draw was smooth given off a decent amount of smoke with a prickly pepper and a low profile sweetness of a mocha I would have to say. The first third remained this way along with a slightly musky earth flavor. Once upon the second third the mocha flavor more like a chocolate/caramel mix began to go out all the way and all that remained was the pepper spice and musky earth were there. The burn needed touch ups along the way and the smoke was creamy here and there. The ash was white and semi-firm up to this point and continued throughout the finish. The final third and finish were basically identical with the spice and earth becoming more full increasing the harshness at the end. I say with this smoke you want to go to the band unless you like the bitterness near the end. This was a medium-bodied cigar that was a pretty good steady smoke that had a decent amount of complexity to it. Overall I suggest this to anyone looking for a good, decently cheap stick to have doing whatever or just to have a handful of them in their humidor.