||When shopping for a high quality cigar,
two of the most important things to look for are reputation and
quality. Carlos Toraño cigars have just that. The company has been in
business since 1916 and since its near 80 years in the industry, Toraño
Cigars continues to offer some of the best cigars on the market. The
company recently released its Toraño premium cigar, “Casa Toraño,”
revealing it had been the family’s private cigar for years.
One of our personal favorites is the Exodus 1959 Silver
Edition, which is a medium to full bodied cigar with complex flavors that
have hints of citrus and wood. The beautiful Criollo wrapper blends
magnificently with the combination of Honduran, Mexican and Costa Rican
In addition, the Reserva Selecta is mild to medium bodied with notes of
sweet cream and cedar, with a long herbal finish. All cigars with tobaccos
aged three to five years are wrapped in cedar and encased in crystal tubes
to preserve freshness. Packed in boxes of 20 or 5 count gift boxes.
Over the years, the Toraño family became one of the biggest and most well
known growers of Cuban tobacco leaf. By the time of the revolution in 1959,
the Toraño family owned and operated approximately 17 farms throughout
After the Cuban government nationalized the tobacco farms, Carlos Toraño,
took his passion for tobacco to the Dominican Republic. Still today, growers
in the Dominican Republic credit Toraño with introducing the Cuban seed to
the Dominican Republic and teaching the farmers there how to grow what is
today known as Piloto Cubano. Today, the company has expanded to growing in
Nicaragua, Mexico and Ecuador.
Nearly 25 years ago, the company began to focus more of its business on the
production of cigars rather than the growing of tobacco. Today, they are the
only family cigar business to own and operate three cigar factories in each
of the leading cigar producing countries: Nicaragua, Honduras and the
Dominican Republic with a wide range of cigars, which are now sold
throughout the world.
The Casa Toraño cigars comes in four classic shapes: Robusto, Corona, Toro,
and Torpedo with Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut-seed tobacco.
Suggested retail pricing ranges from $3.95 to $4.95. For more information or
to purchase some cigars, visit www.torano.com or call 800-724-4277.
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Kellie K. Speed is
a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been
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Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air
Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and
travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and
Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland,
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