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Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona (Cuban)

4 Apr 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


I’ve had this Cuban Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona resting in my humidor for over a year. With a clean light brown wrapper and a classic white, gold, and red Hoyo band, it’s a good looking smoke. The double corona is woody and earthy with a bit of spice and a hint of cream. Unfortunately, there is also lingering bitterness that comes and goes. Construction was pleasantly uneventful with an even burn and clean draw that produces an abundance of smoke. While certainly not a bad cigar, at $16-20 each I’d expect a little better.

Verdict = Hold.

Patrick S

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona (Cuban)”

  1. furious Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    A classic that I would rather remember as such back in the early 1990s. Today's version is neither as robust nor balanced; actually it is quite one-dimensional and bland. A high-priced golf course companion indeed.