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While it was released prior to the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, the all-new Toraño Vault line was showcased by General Cigar Company at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.

Toraño Vault was a line launched by Toraño Family Cigars in 2011 under the “Blends from the Vault” moniker. The story behind this line actually dates back to 1982 when Carlos Toraño started a cigar blend book that logged all of the blends since 1982 worked on by company. This book was literally kept under lock and key in a safety deposit box (i.e. “Vault”). The purpose of “Blends from the Vault” series was to revisit some of these blends, tweak them, and see if they can come to reality. Under Toraño Family Cigars, there were three vault releases:Toraño Vault A-008 , Toraño Vault D-042, and  Toraño Vault VLE100.

Since acquiring the Toraño brands, General Cigar has made a decision to carry forward this line and it recently introduced four new blends – two for brick and mortar and two for internet catalog. It was the brick and mortar blends that were showcased at IPCPR.

The names of each of the blends are the names from the blend book. While each of the releases are named for the blend number in the blend book, they are also named for the color of the packaging. The style of the packaging and banding has been the subject of some controversy. Each of the Toraño Vault lines feature attention grabbing colors and horizontal brands. The criticism is due to the parallels that can arguably drawn with the way Camacho did its rebranding in 2013.

These new lines are as follows (For reference purposes we include the Internet / Catalog lines, but these were not showcased at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.

Toraño Vault P-044 (or Toraño Vault Green, Brick and Mortar) – a Nicaraguan puro
Toraño Vault TM-027 (or Toraño Vault Purple, Brick and Mortar) – a San Andres wrapper blend
Toraño Vault C-033 (or Toraño Vault Orange, Internet / Catalog) – a San Andres Oscuro wrapper blend
Toraño Vault L-075 (or Toraño Vault Teal, Internet / Catalog) – a Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper blend.

Details of the new Toraño Vault releases are below. Both sizes are available in 20 count boxes.

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Toraño Vault P-044 (Toraño Vault Green)

Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan, Broadleaf
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Robusto: 5 x 50
Gordo: 6 x 60

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Toraño Vault TM-027 (Toraño Vault Purple)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Robusto: 5 x 50
Gordo: 6 x 60

In addition to re-launching the Toraño Vault line, Toraño unveiled a new version of the Toraño Exodus.

Photo Credit: Cigar Coop