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Quick Smoke: Toraño Exodus 50 Years Blend Torpedo

9 Jan 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

This dark blend is a beautiful creation that, as my colleague wrote of the Salomon, is rolled in memory of the Toraño family’s 50-year exile from Cuba. Typical of Toraño’s propensity for multi-nation blends, it sports a Brazilian arapiraca sungrown wrapper, a binder from Honduras, and Nicaraguan filler from Estelí and Pueblo Nuevo. I’m a little surprised the wrapper doesn’t create more spice. In the Torpedo (5.5 x 52), leather is the dominant taste, highlighted by some cocoa and toast. I’d rank it below the Silver—my favorite Toraño—but recommend a spot for the Exodus 50 Years Blend Torpedo on your to-try list.

Verdict = Buy.

-George E

Drew Estate