Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca Sun-Grown
Filler: Esteli & Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaraguan
Size: 5 x 55
Shape: Box Press
Made by: Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Estelí
The Carlos Toraño Exodus 1959 50 Years Box Press is meant commemorate the 50 years since the exodus that was caused by Cuba’s Communist Revolution. Among those in the exodus was Carlos Toraño, who fled the country to begin a new life in the free world. This cigar was also rated a 93 and was number 12 of 25 of the year. It starts off with a beautiful Brazilian Arapiraca Sun-Grown wrapper which is known for its tendencies to explode with a perfect spiciness which pairs perfectly with the sweetness of Nicaraguan fillers. This being said, the initial light produces a large amount of spice along with an undertone of a dark chocolate. There was also a slight hint of cinnamon, yes I did say cinnamon; this threw me off solely because I have had dreams of having a cigar with hints of cinnamon, so now I couldn’t wait to smoke this stick. The draw was perfect with just the right amount of smoke along with the production of a good amount of smoke. I began to pick up on notes of a slight cocoa flavor once I got into the second third. This cigar was becoming sweet while the spice from the wrapper remained making this cigar very complex. As I got into the final third of this smoke the spice picked up a little bit while the sweetness was still just as prominent. The flavors traveled all around the palate and made this a very satisfying cigar. The next time you are looking for a cigar, make sure to grab one of these and give it a try. The cigar was a very easy smoke, and it burnt like any cigar connoisseur could want. Not once did I have to touch up this cigar, the burn remained razor tight, the draw was perfect, and there was a nice amount of smoke output throughout the entire smoke.