Cigar Aficionado

Hoyo de Tradición Toro Grande
Toro Grande
54 54
Tasting Note
Hoyo de Tradición is a new take on the popular Hoyo de Monterrey line out of Honduras. It is loaded with some of the more unusual tobaccos of the cigar world, which include filler from San Agustín, Honduras, and the volcanic Nicaraguan island of Ometepe. The binder is rarer still, a Habano seed that General Cigar Co. grows in Connecticut. (Habano was a preferred leaf in the Connecticut River Valley a century ago, but the larger leaves of broadleaf pushed out the Habano crop.) The wrapper is from the Jamastran region of Honduras. Combined, the tobaccos make for a delicious smoke, especially in the Toro Grande size, which is a fat corona gorda. The cigar is nutty and leathery, with touches of tea leaves, wood and pepper. And at only $5.20, it’s the least expensive cigar on our Top 25 list.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6 1/4"
Filler Honduras
Binder Honduras
Wrapper Honduras
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $5.20
Designation Top 25 of 2008 | Rank: 23
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2016 | Score: 89

Packed solid with tobacco, this box-pressed cigar wears a slightly gritty wrapper. It's woody and floral with hints of fruit and nuts that lead to an oily finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 20, 2007 | Score: 91

This pressed cigar is covered in an attractive natural wrapper. An even draw imparts a complex array of nutty leather flavor, tea leaf notes, wood and a bit of pepper.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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