Hoyo De Tradicion
by Hoyo De Monterrey
Wrapper: Honduran Rosado
Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Size: 6 x 52
This cigar has been on the market for a few years and it is not everyday that I review a cigar that isn't new release, or a hall of fame entry, however, I was requested to review this one and I always try to review requested sticks, as long as I can run them down. Anyhow, the story goes, the guy that gave me this stick actually reads JAGG. He found the site on a google search for reviews one day and has kept up everyday! (Shoutout MARK!!!!) Our wives were playing with the kids in the pool and had become aquaintances and through that I noticed him smoking a stick. Long story short, he said he wanted me to review this stick to see what I thought about the stick and that it was one of his favorite smokes. I am glad he did. I may had never tried this smoke if he hadnt.
The cigar has a great feel and look about it. The beautiful Rosado shade wrapper has no seams or soft spots present and has a nice balance to the toro. The band looks nice too with the red lettering on the white background with the HDM logo embossed in gold. Alright, enough with the Vanna White mode,let's make like Ike and smoke this bitch!......
The draw and smoke production on this stick was great right out of the gate. This definitely started more towards the mild end of the spectrum in strength but would still be considered a medium/full body smoke. By the pic you can make your own judgements on the construction, but in my opinion it was built like a rockstar. The ash held on for 3-4 inches before finally dropping, without having to do a balancing act or anything. Out of the gate there is a light cocoa flavor mixed with graham cracker goodness. Almost reminds me of a smore, and my fat ass loves smores! On into the cigar, the strength and body stayed about the same at mild-mild/medium on the strength, and medium-full body. The smoke stayed nice and cool, and continued to produce a nice amount of smoke with each puff. The flavor transitioned at the midpoint to a slightly spicier, maybe cinnamon like spicier over the graham cracker if you will. SO now instead of a smore we have transitioned to a cinabon, which my fatass loves even more!
This cigar will more than likely not be picked first by the snob, however it should be tried by all smokers in my opinion, especially those looking for a nice changeup stick, or a good lighter flavorful morning smoke. This cigar did not disappoint and can be easily found at most big box online stores like cigar.com, thompson, smoke inn, etc. All of them except for CI, because honestly, FUCK CI!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha keep it real JAGGoffs!