Basic Information: Hoyo La Amistad

Manufacturer – Hoyo de Monterrey

Size – Robusto

Wrapper – Ecuador Habano

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $5.25

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

The Hoyo La Amistad is a matte milk chocolate in color with some thicker veins and invisible seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Smoked Wood and Spice

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Nuts and Cedar

After Toast:

First Third – Rich smoked cedar and earth start this smoke off with a bang. A few minutes in a Creamy vanilla like note shows itself followed by a light pepper on the finish. The burn is sharp and ash holds through the third.

Second Third – Creamy smoked cedar continues into this third with the pepper getting a bit stronger and a light brown sugar type sweetness coming into the fold. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the mid point of the cigar.

Final Third – The smoked cedar and that brown sugar note with a leather like finish. The burn remains sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Meiomi Pinot Noir

Bourbon – Bulleit

Overall Experience:

I thought this Hoyo La Amistad was a good smoke overall with a pleasant flavor profile. The brown sugar like notes were a nice middle man in this stick and the finish with the leather at the end really polished this off. I would buy this again given the opportunity.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

About Hoyo Cigars – http://hoyocigars.com

Hoyo La Amistad