Same as the other post…a short video showing off the Carlos Toraño Tribute 2008 and high rez pics of the Rocky Patel Renaissance. I twittered some low rez pics so this post will give you a better look at both:
In the past the big disappointment about the Tribute was that it was hard to find being limited to only 1,200 boxes total. To make it easier to find and give more retailers a chance to carry the 2008 Tribute but keep its uniqueness, 1,200 boxes of each of the three sizes will be made. The 2008 Tribute filler consists of Esteli and Jalapa tobacco out of Nicaragua. The video shows off the 5 year old rich, oily Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. This popular sweet and spicy wrapper has undergone three fermentations and according to the Toraño’s is a well balanced medium to medium-full bodied smoke.
More pictures of the 2008 Tribute can be found on Flickr
Not much new from Toraño this year. Outside of the Tribute, Toraño introduces three new line extensions. This new line extension features a new Exodus (Gold) Churchill (6.75 x 47) and a Toro Gordo (5.5 x 55) for their Exodus Silver line. The third is a new Virtuoso shape, which goes by the name “Baton.” It’s a classic Cuban Lancero (7.5 x 38), the smaller ring gauge will emphasize the sweet, spicy character of the sun grown wrapper that is grown on their farm in Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua.
I don’t know anything about the Rocky Patel Renaissance. I really couldn’t get anyone at their booth to talk to me about mainly asking me to come back later in the show. Since I was only there one day the only thing I overheard from some of the sales reps talking to a retailer is that the Renaissance will be available in September 2008 and to expect their Fall blend from their Seasonal collection around the same time.
More picturs of the Rocky Patel Renissance can be found on Flickr