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Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona (Cuban)

16 May 2009

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.


With a splotchy wrapper and bumpy appearance, this Double Corona (7.6 x 49) wasn’t appealing to look at, but you can’t judge a cigar on looks alone. Once lit, I found a woody core of cedar spice with some graham cracker sweetness. While the burn needed a touch up or two, it had a draw with just the right amount of resistance and a sturdy ash. Well-balanced and medium- to full-bodied, it’s a fine example of why Hoyo de Monterrey is one of my favorite Cuban brands from top to bottom.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

photo credit: Stogie Guys

3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona (Cuban)”

  1. Moro Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 12:25 am #

    A gorgeous double corona from Cuba. One of me favorite from Hoyo as well.

  2. furious Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 4:06 am #

    Love this DC. I fixture on the links for me along with the Monte #2.

  3. McBravio Monday, May 18, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Does the Hoyo Double Corona have that band currently? I thought maybe it had switched to the band like the rest of the Hoyo brand.