Carlos Toraño makes classics! In fact, the Toraño family is one of the unsung stars of the cigar industry. They are folks with a storied heritage who consistently make quality premium blends, although they remain largely behind the scenes and under the radar. Each Toraño cigar represents four generations of family tradition which began in 1916, shortly after Don Santiago Toraño arrived in Cuba from his native Spain. In the mid 1960s, his son Carlos made a significant contribution to the industry when he introduced the concept of growing Cuban-seed tobacco plants in the Dominican Republic. Today, Don Santiago's grandson and great-grandson continue his family heritage with this handcrafted torpedo of unmistakable Toraño quality.
Starting in 1982, Carlos Toraño Sr. started writing down all of his family’s blends in a ‘blend book,’ thus capturing every blend the Toraño family ever created. The book also contains future concepts that may or may not ever see the light of day. The newest creation from the book is in your shipment today – Vault D-042 (Red Box). Using a blend of Central American tobaccos, this Honduran handmade employs a stunning, flawless Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Honduran binder, and a blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers. Meidum-bodied, this once concept cigar will feature notes of leather, earth, and a bit of sweetness on the finish that pair wonderfully with a coffee. This is definitely one for the books!
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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