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Monday, 18 July 2011

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Toraño Family Cigar Company Blends from the Vault


Blends from the Vault, or Vault for short, is another creation that’s being revealed at this year’s IPCPR show in Vegas. The Toraño Family Cigar Company is behind the release, which is derived from the family’s blend book that was started in 1982 by Carlos Toraño, Sr. The book’s importance comes from the fact that it has delicate information on all of the blends released by the Toraño family in the past, as well as some which were never introduced to the public. To keep any prying eyes away from the sensitive data, the blend book is currently stored in a bank vault’s safety deposit box, and that is how the line got its name.

This particular Vault edition originates from a blend dubbed Liga A-008 that was recorded in 2000. The blend was never officially released, but it managed to catch the attention of company president Charlie Toraño and Bruce Lewis, Toraño’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Liga A-008’s original composition featured a filler blend of Nicaraguan Condega and Esteli tobaccos, a Jamastran binder, and a Nicaraguan Colorado Shade Grown wrapper. Toraño and Lewis decided to tweak the original blend by adding a Nicaraguan Ligero binder from the nation’s fertile Ometepe region. Doing so brought more strength and complexity to the blend.

What can you expect from the Toraño Vault? Expect a full-bodied cigar that’s flavorful and loaded with complexity. Spice, earth, fruit, nuts, and creaminess are among the flavors said to be packed in this revitalized blend, so monotony should be out of the question. According to the press release, Toraño’s Vault carries a suggested retail price of $7.20 to $7.95 per single, and it comes in three sizes: the 5 x 52 Robusto, 6 x 50 Toro, and 6 1/8 x 52 Torpedo.

If you happen to enjoy Toraño as a brand, other new releases to keep your eye on include the Loyal line as well as the massive 6 x 60 Exodus 1959 50 Years BFC.

Gran Habano Zulu Zulu


Gran Habano has a new release set to hit shelves in the near future. It’s called the Zulu Zulu, and it marks the first cigar from the brand’s STK line. The Zulu Zulu was originally created several years ago by George Rico strictly for his own private use. That is no longer the case, however, as cigar fans will be able to enjoy the Zulu Zulu as well.

The Zulu Zulu will feature a Nicaraguan filler and binder, as well as an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and a pigtail cap. It will come in just a 7 ½ x 40 size. A single will carry a suggested retail price of $9. This is a one-time production limited to 2,000 boxes, so act fast if you plan on getting your hands on one. As an added bonus, a portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to the Invisible Children organization, which helps to prevent the use of child soldiers in central Africa.


0 # Reserve Petit Coronaereper 2011-07-24 12:09
Exhibicion is a great cigar no matter what blend you choose, but the real gem that Perdomo is coming out with is a Petit Corona that is a stick of Dynamite. It is a limited Edition with a great price point. A 20-30 minute smoke that will blow you away. Look for this stick. I will post when they become available

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