This past weekend, Cigar Dave released some high level info (that he got from Torano) on two new Torano Family Cigars. As per Cigar Dave, this information was received from Charlie Torano and he had permission to share with his audicence. These will make their debut at the 2011 IPCPR show. The announcement was made on the second hour of the 6/11 show. Here is a recap of the high level features.
This is meant to be more of a value-priced cigar in the $5.00 – $5.50 SRP range. The idea was to provide a cigar for Torano’s loyal followers. This cigar is intended to be more of a “medium” smoke. It will be available in a 5 x 56 (Gran Robusto), 6 x 60 (BFC i.e. Magnum), 6 1/8 x 52 (Torpedo), and 7 x47 (Churchill). It features the following blend:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Update: We received the official press release on 7/1/11. The above blend was corrected to include Dominican filler and some corrections to the vitolas were made.
This is intended to be more of a “full” smoke that will SRP for $8.00 or more. The name is derived from the many blends that Carlos Torano and Charlie Torano have sampled over the years and put into a “book” that was kept in a safety deposit box. Word is that this is one of the blends that they “kept coming back to” that was contained in that book. The plan will be for three vitolas available in this cigar – 5 x 50 (Robusto), 6 x 52 (Torpedo), and 6 x 50 (Toro).
Wrapper: Shade-Grown Nicaraguan Colorado
Binder: Jamastran Honduras, Ometepe, Nicaragua
Filler: Esteli and Condega,Nicaragua
Here is the link to the podcast. It is in the first 15 minutes. As I get more details, I will post them or refer to other web-sites.
** Update 6/13/11: Added podcast link and vitolas for the Torano Loyal.
** Update 7/12/11: Corrected vitolas for the Torano Vault (included Toro, there was no Churchill)
** Update 11/3/11: Corrected blend information on Vault (not Nicaraguan Puro)