#17: Master by Carlos Toraño

We are getting into the heart of “30 Cigars in 31 Days” – my review of the Top 30 Cigars for 2010.  It is time to reveal the 14th stick to make the list

Stick 17 is the Master by Carlos Toraño.   This was a stick that was one of three new cigars introduced by Toraño Family Cigar Company at the 2010 IPCPR.  For this particular cigar, this was a joint effort by The Master is a joint effort by Charlie Toraño and his “master roller” Julian Felipe Sosa.   The company I homage to Sosa by placing his picture on the box, thus the genesis of the stick name.  The stick is Nicaraguan in binder and filler with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

The Master has a terrific complexity around its flavor profile.  The flavor had a nice mix of earth, black cherry, and both cedar and baker’s spice. The spice notes are not overwhelming so those that do not like a spicy cigar should be fine with this one.   I was really pleased with the draw and the burn on this stick.    I categorized this as a medium strength to medium to full body smoke.

A full review is available here for more details on my experience with this cigar.

Recommended Vitola: Robusto (5 x 50)