I’m excited! I finally beat Brian Hewitt to reviewing a cigar that he liked. Suck it Hewitt! Anyway, by now most of you have heard about the new releases by Toraño Family Cigars. The Master by Carlos Toraño is a collaboration between Charlie Toraño and master roller Felipe Sosa. Available in four sizes with the robusto coming in at under $6 a cigar. Going into IPCPR, the Master by Carlos Toraño wasn’t even on my radar. For whatever reason it didn’t sound like it would interest me. I had nothing but their Single Region on my mind, ready for an opportunity to spark one up. After a few of the samples of the Single Region didn’t cut it for me (they seemed a bit young and rushed), I turned my attention to the Master with little expectations but boy was I surprised.
Video runs close to 11 minutes and I gotta say, this will be one of if not the next box purchase I make. I found the Master by Carlos Toraño to be balanced, flavorful and in that medium to medium-full range. It was a challenge attempting to pin point the assortment of flavors and bouquet of aromas. My palette was engaged from beginning to end and along the way, I felt my palette wasn’t worthy or experienced enough to fully appreciate all the nuisances that the Master has to offer.
Disclaimer: As I point out in the video, all the cigars smoked for this review were obtained as samples from numerous and generous members of Toraño Family Cigars during the IPCPR trade show and the Twitter Brother of the Leaf Cocktail Hour that Toraño Family Cigars was a sponsor of.