Named the 5th best cigar in the world by Cigar Aficionado in 2006, Carlos Torano Exodus Gold is still currently ranked among the top 25 cigars available, and for good reason.
The Torano Family has been a part of the tobacco industry for generations, opening their first factory in 1916. Since then, the demand for Torano cigars has grown exponentially, as they have established themselves in every major cigar producing country in Central America. Due to their incredible reputation for quality and their experience in the industry (four generations), the Torano Family not only produces their own line of premium cigars, but have been approached by other manufacturers, such as CAO, Alec, Bradley, and Gurkha, to assist in their cigar production as well.
The Carlos Torano Exodus Gold was created in memory of all the Cuban cigar families who fled Cuba in 1959 due to the Communist revolt. It sports a toothy, oily, Habano 2000 wrapper that drapes a Honduran binder, concealing a mix of Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan and Costa Rican tobaccos. Together, these leaves create an incredible complexity, offering cocoa-like flavors, hints of pepper, and a smooth yet semi-robust finish. Medium to full-bodied, Torano Exodus 1959 Gold is a must try for all enthusiasts abound and should never disappoint.
Size: 5.0 x 52
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dom. Rep., Costa Rica
Body: Medium – Full
Price: ~$7.00 each
Smoke Time: 46 min
More info about purchasing: Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Cigars
The Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Robusto comes in a box-pressed form with a dark and oily Habano wrapper. No noticeable imperfections and very easy to cut the cap. Initial puffs would indicate the stick to be medium-bodied in strength. You may notice a trace of spice but mostly earthy tones.
The cigar had a nice draw and even burn. Towards the end of the first third, it had bitter tones with some sweetness. It was hard to pinpoint – perhaps the filler blend from five different countries played a role. I guess it was safe to say it was bitter-sweet. No flavor change as you transition into the final third. The silvery ash holds firmly – a nicely constructed cigar. The draw and burn was consistent and excellent – the bitter-sweet flavors did linger to the end.
Overall, not a bad cigar although I enjoyed the Carlos Torano Exodus Silver more. It’s flavor profile is unique. You’ll either like it a lot or not like it at all – it’s not for everyone. The construction is top-notch and is worthy of a try.
Appearance : Rating: ( 16/20 )
Construction : Rating: ( 26/30 )
Flavor : Rating: ( 29/35 )
Burn : Rating: ( 13/15 )
Overall Rating : 84/100