Strength: Medium
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Shapes:CoronaRobustoToro

Hoyo de Tradicion

A top-notch smoke from the Villazon factory.

Hoyo de Tradicion honors the rich history and celebrated tradition of Hoyo de Monterrey, one of the oldest and most respected brands around. In creating this cigar, a Honduran-grown viso Rosado wrapper was cultivated from the Jamastran Valley. This lovely leaf boasts a leathery texture and reddish hue, a lovely leaf which is draped around a hearty blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Dominican long-leaf tobaccos. The result is a rich, hearty array of flavor backed by a pleasant sweetness on the finish and aroma. Notes of nuts and earthy undertones are present throughout the cool, even burn.

Hoyo de Tradicion received a well-deserved '91' point rating, noting:
"This pressed cigar is covered in an attractive naturalwrapper. An even draw imparts a complex array of nutty leather flavor, tea leaf notes, wood and a bit of pepper."
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Strength: Medium
Shapes:Corona
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Pressed:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Corona (5.7"x45) 5-PACK In Stock$29.00
Strength: Medium
Shapes:Corona
Wrapper:Habano, Single Torch
Origin:Black, Honduras
Ignition Type:Piezo
Refillable:Yes
Pressed:Yes, Yes
Has Oversize Adjustment:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Corona + Xikar Lighter (5.7"x45) BOX OF 25 + LIGHTER Out of Stock $192.26$137.03    
Strength: Medium
Shapes:Robusto
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Pressed:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Epicure (Robusto) (5.2"x50) 5-PACK In Stock$29.00
Strength: Medium
Shapes:Robusto
Wrapper:Habano, Single Torch
Origin:Black, Honduras
Ignition Type:Piezo
Refillable:Yes
Pressed:Yes, Yes
Has Oversize Adjustment:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Epicure + Xikar Lighter (Robusto) (5.2"x50) BOX OF 25 + LIGHTER In Stock$192.26$137.03
Strength: Medium
Shapes:Toro
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Pressed:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Toro (6.0"x52) 5-PACK In Stock$31.00
Strength: Medium
Shapes:Toro
Wrapper:Habano, Single Torch
Origin:Black, Honduras
Ignition Type:Piezo
Refillable:Yes
Pressed:Yes, Yes
Has Oversize Adjustment:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Toro + Xikar Lighter (6.0"x52) BOX OF 25 + LIGHTER In Stock$204.77$148.29
Strength: Medium
Shapes:Toro
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Pressed:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Toro Grande (6.2"x54) 5-PACK In Stock$32.50
Strength: Medium
Shapes:Toro
Wrapper:Habano, Single Torch
Origin:Black, Honduras
Ignition Type:Piezo
Refillable:Yes
Pressed:Yes, Yes
Has Oversize Adjustment:Yes
Binder:Habano
Filler:Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Toro Grande + Xikar Lighter (6.2"x54) BOX OF 25 + LIGHTER In Stock$212.27$155.04
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Customer Reviews of “Hoyo de Tradicion”
“Great taste,a med.to full experience (Hoyo de Tradicion) it beats the Hoyo clan to the finish. And You get the traditional 25 sticks not the terrible industry 20 stick con game that should end as soon a possible.”
AR of Brooklyn, NY
“I bought a 5-pack of Hoyo de Tradicion in March 2009. Smoked 4 of them throughout the year---they were good but seemed to have a touch of harshness. Smoked the last one today (4/11/10)---over a year after ordering. WOW!! What a sweet prelight aroma and rich taste! Smelled just like honey. It was much more balanced. I wish I had aged the others, too.”
SC of Shreveport, LA
“The Hoyo de Tradicion is a fabulous cigar that I've recently fallen in love with. It's mild enough to be smoked at any time of the day but doesn't fall short on flavor. This one doesn't disappoint.”
BK of Louisville, KY
“Nice medium cigar with quite an even burn, excellent draw and pleasing flavour. (Hoyo de Tradicion) Seemed to start out a bit spicy but calmed down almost immediately. Firm ash.”
MM of Leesburg, VA
“Fellow cigar lovers this is a cigar that you will find and fall in love with,, if everyone knew this cigar was one of the top 25 cigars of the year, CI would probably be back ordered, oops i think i just gave it away! Yes This beauty at the low affordable price which we all have come to expect and enjoy made the top 25 cigars of the year in Cigar Aficionado. I enjoy this blend of cigars by several box orders, for i always want to be sure i have this cigar in stock. I could give you my take on what it tastes like and details but that is an experience you yourself will have to experience. SO when you get a box be sure to let them rest, and yes i know that can be hard for us all at times but do that for a week minimum with the proper humidor setup then break one of these bad boys out sit back and enjoy this wonder and smile knowing you got a heck of a cigar at a bargain while enjoying the flavor/blend! This cigar sells very fast, so fast you cannot hardly get your hands on them in a local cigar shop here, but i will always find myself being the good guy of the group at the members only lounge mentioning to people where they can get awesome cigars and prices along with the best customer service in the cigar business.*”
KD of Broken Arrow, OK
“Alright, I have the perfect way to describe this cigar(Hoyo de Tradicion) - a cross between a Padron and a Sancho Panza Honduras. That's it exactly. They took the best of both and put it in this cigar. I'm not a big Padron fan and sometimes the Sancho Panza is a little out there for me, but this cigar blends just enough of both to be really good. This cigar and the Dark Sumatra are the top two Hoyo's in my book.”
DB of Whiskey, VA
“I will predict that this cigar will end up in CA with a 92 or better. One of the best cigars I have tried this year. Like another has said, it blows the rest of the Hoya line away!”
JS of ARLINGTON, TN

Hoyo de Tradicion

Posted by Steve R
Over the past 2 or 3 months I’ve been enjoying a cigar pretty regularly. And by regularly I mean at least 1-2 each week. Now, that might not seem ‘regular’ to you, but considering the variety of cigars offered to me each week, between samples and new blends, 1-2 a week is surprisingly routine these days. That cigar is Hoyo de Tradicion, the latest addition to the legendary Hoyo de Monterrey family.

The cigar is nicely box-pressed and, despite being solid from head to toe, feels light in the hand. Throughout the box there seems to be some variances in wrapper color, as some leaves are dark brown, while others are lighter and slightly marbleized. However, the reddish Rosado wrapper is thick and smooth to the touch, and the foot of each cigar offers a soft, cedary pre-light aroma. The cigars are fitted with at least 2 caps, which has since been removed by my cutter to get things started.

Upon lit, the Hoyo de Tradicion emits a creamy core with thick grey clouds of smoke. A light spice tickles the back of my palate and seems to grow more intense during the initial inch of the burn. The Rosado leaf promotes a nutty characteristic that’s quite pleasant. One could easily chew on this cigar (lit or unlit) and pick this up. Give it a try, the leathery wrapper can withstand a good deal of chomping. The ash is dark grey and black, solid in form, and holds strong after the first inch, at which point the cigar becomes richer in flavor. A nice stream of earthy undertones begins to develop, and an unexpected sweetness now lingers on the sides and front of my palate. The cigar is medium-bodied, and very smooth, even through the nose. The spice on the finish fades a bit, lending room for a dry, cedary aftertaste which holds strong until the end. During the burn I notice a few changes in the cigar, and each time the transition is gradual and balanced. It’s medium in body, but don’t be surprised if you get a light buzz every now and then.

While enjoying Hoyo de Tradicion, I highly recommend exhaling through your nose every once in a while to truly appreciate the rich subtleties of General’s proprietary Ometepe tobaccos. If you’re unfamiliar with this type of leaf, it’s grown in the volcanic soils of Ometepe, an island of Nicaragua. The tobaccos are hearty and rich, and when properly aged and combined with comparably aged Dominican and Honduran long-fillers to make Hoyo de Tradicion, it really is something special.

If you’re a fan of Hoyo de Monterrey or Excalibur, I highly recommend giving Hoyo de Tradicion a go. If you’ve yet to try anything from the family, this is a great place to start.
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