Carlos Alberto Toraño Sr., the former President of the Toraňo Family Cigar Company, has passed away peacefully in his home. He was 78 years old. Carlos Toraño Sr. was a third generation tobacco man. He is credited with bringing the Toraňo tobacco family to new heights, after relocating to the USA following the Cuban revolution.
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General Cigar showed off new releases in all of its premium brands at this year's show. We will take you through each brand with videos, pictures, and descriptions.
"Overall, this was a good cigar. If the pepper did not lodge in the back of my throat, I would have rated this cigar a notch higher. The pockets of perfume like floral notes, coffee and cream was excellent. I wish these notes held on throughout the cigar. The last third was a bit of a let down due to the lack of concentrated flavors as compared to the first and second third. If I was given the opportunity to smoke this again, I would hold onto it hoping age will cure the pepper." -Jiunn (jliu)
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.
Toraño Family Cigars has formally announced the re-launch of its Reserva Selecta line. Just prior to the IPCPR, word came...
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"This is a very good cigar that could be smoked after your son's bar mitzvah or after you knock-out some asshole that drank you beer, I digress. Any cigar guy would enjoy this cigar as rich tobacco is very evident on the exhale and palate. The retro had a touch of sweetness that lingered with the cream and grass. That being said if you sit back and pay attention to this cigar you can pick up the nuances in this blend. This is a classic blend and I wouldn't be surprised if the blender is a descendant of a family rich in tobacco and cigar culture. If the price is right, this premium cigar offering box-worthy." -Matt C. (Big Matt)
"As I said earlier, box pressed cigars are not usually my go to cigar. However, this was a nicely made cigar and it smoked very well. If some of the more expensive cigars tasted like this and were this easy to smoke it would justify their prices. This was a very good cigar!" -Paul (pmr1010)
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Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.
Source: CigarAficionado.com David Savona Posted: October 24, 2013 Cigar News: Toraño Changes Packaging and Price on Reserva Selecta For 14...