Well folks, it’s time to gather around the proverbial fire – or literal, as the case may be – and talk about a cigar.  This week, we’re looking at the Torano Master series, specifically the robusto (5X50).  It comes from the Torano family, and according to their website the blend is a collaboration between Charlie Torano, the current head of the company, and Felipe Sosa, “master” cigar roller (hence the series name, and the presence of Felipe’s image on some of the packaging).  The blend is a concoction of Ecuadoran Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan (Esteli) binder, and Nicaraguan (Esteli & Jalapa) filler.  The Master series is intended to only...CONTINUE READING

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Comment by Cigar Federation on November 29, 2011 at 3:21am
Always such good reviews. Very pro!
Comment by The Cigarmy (Kip) on November 29, 2011 at 7:09am

Thanks!  I'm still trying to iron this whole review thing out, and looking for suggestions wherever I go.  I'm really torn on any type of rating system - to me, assigning objectivity (numbers) to something as subjective as cigarsmoking is too variable to standardize. I know most guys want a number...but a "95" to me may only be an "80" to the next guy, even if broken down into specific items to score in smaller bits. I'm leaning toward just making descriptions and writing what comes to mind while I'm smoking the stick. I'll probably settle to some happy medium in the end, but the struggle continues for now...

Comment by Craig Vanderslice on November 29, 2011 at 9:27am

Screw numbers, as you said, they are meaningless.  What I want to know is would you smoke it again, would you buy it again, would you never let your humidor be without it...stuff like that! 

 

Comment by The Cigarmy (Kip) on November 29, 2011 at 1:41pm

I would buy again - in fact, after the review I went back and picked up 10 more to throw in the humidor.  I can't say I'd be heartbroken if I ran out, but will likely keep them in a regular rotation for sure.  Then again, I enjoy cedar from time to time...several of my cohorts don't appreciate that at all.

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