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Review of Torano Exodus Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Torano cigar brands were acquired by General Cigar back in September 2014. A number of years before the acquisition, Torano Exodus 1959 was the company's flagship cigar. The line consisted of several different blends, including Gold and Silver versions. In September 2016, General Cigar released a new Torano Exodus cigar. The packaging was updated and the blend tweaked. Now made with a Honduran wrapper, Broadleaf binder, and fillers from Honduras, Dominican Republic and Mexico, these cigars are available in four sizes. The Robusto (5 x 54) was the size sampled for this review. And now for some good news, the price was not “updated”. The SRP of the Robusto is only $6.99 per stick. For more about the new Torano Exodus cigars, check out the press release.

The Torano Exodus Robusto cigar began with a deep full earthy flavor with hints of pepper. The cigar was medium-to-full bodied. About 10 to 15 minutes into the smoke, the hints of pepper gradually faded as traces of sweetness emerged to supplement the predominately earthy taste. The cigar had a good draw, held a medium-to-long ash, and the burn was mostly even. However, a minor touch-up light was applied after 15 minutes, and the cigar needed a relight after an additional 15 minutes. It took me 50 minutes to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining.

The new Torano Exodus is a good cigar, and worthy of a good rating of 3.75 points on a 5-point scale. And at $6.99 per stick, it is also a good value.

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