Brand: Hoyo De Monterrey
Blended By: Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Blend Type: Aromatic
Strength: 1 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
Amount: 50 g. / 2 oz.
I'm a long time cigar smoker who is newer to pipe smoking.
I always enjoyed Hoyo de Monterrey cigars so I had to try this. I was not disappointed. I would rate the strength more of a light-medium than mild... Maybe call it mild plus. Whatever the case it has a warm, mellow flavor. You can taste the vanilla flavoring, but it's not overpowering - the actual taste comes across more like caramel than vanilla. Being newer to pipe tobaccos I've been buying lots of blends/brands just wanting to try everything (I do like a variety) but I've found that about every third or fourth bowl I keep coming back to the Hoyo. I will definitely buy it again.