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Gurkha Elegance Review and the Carlos Toraño Loyal Review
Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

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Most people seem to have a preconceived notion that a mild cigar must lack flavor at the same time. Luckily, that is not the case with the Gurkha Elegance. It’s not the most complex cigar you will find, but it does offer some nice transitions to keep things from getting monotonous. The first third is a combination of mild spice and soothing creaminess. The spice continues into the second third but soon dissipates and gives way to delicious notes of butter. The final third combines butter and cream to cap off the super smooth experience.


Now is the time to decide whether or not the Gurkha Elegance’s $15 per single price tag is warranted. First, if you don’t enjoy paying a premium for cigars when there are better, “less sexy” options on the market, the Gurkha Elegance is not for you. Are there more affordable and more enjoyable sticks for less than $15 a pop? Absolutely, but that’s not really the point here. The Elegance is more of a cigar for a special occasion, where you can enjoy something smooth and feel good at the same time. I wouldn’t recommend it as a frequent smoke, but the Elegance is a good option if you want to splurge and have something handy for one special morning.


The Gurkha Elegance earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.


Carlos Toraño Loyal Robusto

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The Carlos Toraño Loyal is a relatively new line that was introduced at the 2011 IPCPR show in Las Vegas. The line’s name comes from the fact that the Toraño Family Cigar Co. wanted to produce a cigar that was of superb quality and affordable at the same time in an attempt to remain loyal to the brand’s followers. The Toraño name sells itself, but the notion behind the line is certainly honorable as well. Will this Robusto I am about to light up make me “loyal” to Toraño? It’s time to find out.


The Loyal Robusto measures 5 x 56. The line also comes in three other sizes: the 6 x 60 BFC, 6 1/8 x 52 Torpedo, and 7 x 47 Churchill. The cigar’s filler is a blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The binder is also Nicaraguan, and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is the final piece of the puzzle. Toraño labels the Loyal as a cigar that is medium-bodied in strength.






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