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Rolled in the rich tradition dating back to 1865.
Having immigrated to Cuba at the age of 13, José Gener was surrounded by tobacco his entire life. In 1860 José purchased the Hoyo de Monterrey farm, where he turned the golden leaves from the legendary Cuban soil into a brand by the same name. By 1895, the Hoyo de Monterrey factory became the largest factory in Cuba, and today the brand is highly regarded as one of the world's finest, with production in both Cuba and Honduras.
Hoyo de Tradicion is an exceptional value. Starting with a reddish brown, Cuban-seed Jamastran wrapper carefully grown in Honduras, this blend is medium in body and complex. Hoyo de Tradicion draws a variety of pleasant nuances from its tri-country filler tobaccos, including aged long leaves from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The resulting cigar is as pretty as it is flavorful. Like most cigars from the world renowned Villazon factory in Honduras, Hoyo de Tradicion is a hearty and rich blend with notes of nuts and earth presented in a smooth, balanced fashion.
Hoyo De Tradicion
Corona (5.7"x45) Preferred size. Burns very smooth and even, but the draw is not too tight for a 45 ring gauge. The flavor seemed a bit more consistent from start to finish and there were very few hints of sweetness in the aftertaste.
Toro (6.0"x52) Excellent burn, even from start to finish. Wrapper had no imperfections and the ash held on for almost two full inches. This size seemed a bit richer than the others and definitely had an underlying sweetness in the finish. Actually did taste some woodsy flavors as well, almost like cedar.
Epicure (5.2"x50) Noticed a lot more earthy flavors after the first inch, in comparison to the Corona size. This cigar was very easy to puff on and the smoke was milky white, but not excessive. Great aroma.
Toro Grande (6.2"x54) Without a doubt the most complex of all the sizes, probably due to its ring gauge. The flavor was a bit more intense during the first inch in comparison to the others and the cigar was significantly stronger about halfway through. Did burn very cool but was lacking the subtle, pleasant aftertaste present in the other sizes.