A recent gift of this cigar that I expected to either maybe smoke some day or not be impressed by has just launched itself straight to the list of my best cigars of the year. That is a short and distinguished list but It really was that good.
I had never heard of or come across one of these cigars before. This is one I am sure glad I did not miss and I will be hunting down more of them.
A number of cigar makers have blended special edition cigars in honor of their fathers and grandfathers, but the Carlos Torano Tribute has to be one of the very best.
Torano Tribute is a limited edition cigar, made with a blend of very special filler tobaccos and binder from Nicaragua, and a dark Brazilian wrapper. The cigar is available in four sizes. The size that I smoked for this review was a 6 X 50 Toro.
The Torano 2008 Tribute is a medium-to-full bodied cigar with a full and rich flavor. Although the cigar is not overly strong, it is recommended for more seasoned cigar smokers, as opposed to beginners. The cigar tasted great with no bad aftertaste. It was perfectly balanced, and I just loved it. In fact I could barely wait for my next draw and I never wanted it to end.
This Toro size was perfectly constructed and had a great draw. The cigar had an even burn and did not need any touch-up lights. I simply lit it and then smoked away.
In the $8 to $10 range when purchased by the box, these are not value-priced cigars, but special limited edition cigars for special occasions. As such, they are well worth the price, and could be considered under-priced when compared to other super premium cigars on the market. The only disappointment was learning these were a limited release of only 1200 boxes. Fortunately they can still be had.
Smoke one if you possibly can.
Company: Carlos Toraño
Made In: Honduras
Made by: Carlos Toraño
Vitola: 6 X 50 Toro
Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina Triple Fermented
MSRP: $9/ $180 for a box of 20
Recommended: Big TimeCarlos Torano 2008 Tribute Maduro Toro by David Sabot