11th Sep2012

Quickie: Carlos Torano Master Habano Maduro Toro Gordo

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Maduro
Binder: Ecuadoran Habano
Filler:  Nicaraguan and Dominican
Shape: Toro Gordo
Size: 5.5 x 54
Country: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium
Production: Full Production
Price Range: MRSP $7.00

The Carlos Torano Master Habano Maduro Toro Gordo is something fairly new from the Torano family. This cigar complements the original Torano Master by introducing a Nicaraguan shade wrapper instead of the Habano leaf from Ecuador. The new take on the Torano Master doesn’t disappoint at all!  Just looking at this stick you can see the dark and oily Nicaraguan wrapper is just hinting at how sweet and spicy this smoke is going to be.  Also looking at this cigar I see that it is double capped and has a few large rough veins. The wrapper also seems it has a color scheme of a maduro and an oscuro mix that has the effect of looking two toned. Finally I felt the pack of the cigar which is firm without any give to it. The first third of the Master Habano Maduro has an excellent balance of sweet and spicy. It is complex but not overwhelming. The main base of flavor comes from oak followed by a nice and toasty warm cocoa. Along with this is a creamy caramel and one other flavor I can’t seem to pin point just yet.

Just before the second third I give the cigar a quick retro-haul picking up the flavor of barnyard hay. Going through the second third I was finally able to pin point the final flavor of a candy type hazelnut. Other flavors that kind of seemed present were a gingerbread and a mocha. The sweetness goes down ever so slightly with the warm cocoa going up with the oak flavor. The right amount of spice is still present too and when approaching the final third an almond comes into play. The final third for the most part consists of oak at center stage with the creamy caramel, cocoa, and spice mix still present.

The finish was chewy and oaky with the flavors from before staying almost perfect all the way to the end. The ash all throughout the smoke was slightly flaky and holding almost about an inch long and, was white with a tad bit of light grey mixed in. As for the draw it was near effortless with floods of smoke off each puff. Even when resting in the ash tray a lot of smoke was coming off it. Lastly the burn started off jagged then corrects itself before the second third but, after the halfway point it goes jagged again and need a correction. All in all the Carlos Torano Master Habano Maduro Toro Gordo was an extremely good stick that I would smoke again and recommend to anyone that likes something with a complex and warm profile but, yet stays steady all the way to the nub.


26th Jul2012

Toraño “Makes Time to Launch” 3 Releases at 2012 IPCPR

by GoodFellasCigars



(Miami, FL) July 26th, 2012: Toraño Family Cigar Company is excited to introduce three new releases at the 2012 IPCPR in Orlando.  The three new cigars are in addition to, and come on the heels of, the recent successful launch of the Master Maduro.

The first new release is called Salutem.  Salutem is packaged in a unique 12 count box.  The cigar is dressed in a beautiful Habano Ecuador wrapper, complemented by a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and completed with filler tobacco from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Cameroon. While Toraño blends have featured tobacco from Cameroon in the past, this is the first time Cameroon has been a component of the filler, giving Salutem a distinctive, rich cocoa flavor.

Salutem, which is actually a Latin term used when extending a friendly greeting, is a medium bodied, complex blend exhibiting balanced notes of earth, cocoa and spicy pepper with interesting aged cedar and leather flavors present on the long finish. Salutem is inspired by the character and strong will of those who overcome great challenges and adversity.  Salutem represents a celebration of life and raises a toast to all those who live life to the fullest.

The Toraño Family also proudly announces the launch of its new LFC line.  The LFC is a 4.25 x 60 line extension to four of Toraño’s most popular blends.  The family chose the LoyalMasterExodus 1959 – 50 Years, and Vault to be featured in this new line.  The cigars will be housed in a custom designed Toraño Family display. One display will feature all four brands in the new 4.25 x 60 size.

By popular demand, the Toraño Family has created the 90+ Rated Collection pack which will feature Toraño blends that have garnered a coveted 90+ rating from worldwide cigar publications. This highly rated group of cigars comes in a beautiful cedar pack of 6 x 50 Toros.

“This IPCPR is the most ambitious to date regarding new releases for Toraño.  We have been hard at work for many years to offer a diversity of flavors and packaging to our consumers and it’s exciting to get them to the market,” says Charlie Toraño, President of Toraño Family Cigar Company.

A leader in the cigar industry, Toraño Family Cigar Company is a four generation company currently based in Miami, FL. It enjoys a rich heritage and history in tobacco growing and manufacturing. For more information: www.torano.com. Please also follow Toraño on Face book: Toraño A Family Cigar Company or on Twitter: @TORANOFAMCIGAR

Creativas Group Public Relations Inc. provides public relations and marketing counsel to South Florida-based businesses, nationally recognized special events and leading non-profit organizations. For more information, please log onto www.creativasgroup.com or email info@creativasgroup.com.

Gabriel Pineres
Principal, Creativas Group Public Relations, Branding & Events
786.541.7411 Direct

21st Apr2011

Viaje at BURN Premium Cigar Specialists! Part 2!

by GoodFellasCigars

More information has been released to us about this up coming event at Burn Premium Cigar Specialists on April 23th from 4pm to 8pm that Andre is releasing the new Oro and Platino Double Torpedo Reservas which are limited. Feel free to contact BURN if interested in wanting these cigars below. http://burncigars.com/index.cfm/pageid/20 or Phone: (952) 808-9259 and make sure to MENTION Good Fellas Cigars when you call!!  We have gotten more pictures from the up coming releases too!

Viaje Zombie

UPDATE: BURN has completely sold all its inventory of the Viaje Zombie cigars.

Original Viaje at BURN Premium Cigar Specialists! post


14th Apr2011

Viaje at BURN Premium Cigar Specialists!

by GoodFellasCigars


The Viaje Oro Reserva No. 5 was the number 2 cigar of the year for 2010. Since the award everyone in the country wants him but he choose BURN Premium Cigar Specialist. Whose him you say? That man you wondering about is Andre Farkas along with Paul Palmer from Tabacalera Tropical, the factory where Viaje is rolled in Nicaragua, along with Arsenio Ramos who is the Master Blender behind all the Viaje cigars. So set aside Saturday April 23rd from 4pm to 8pm for this once in a lifetime event. During this event Andre from Viaje will be unveiling a double ended triple capped ‘Zombie‘ during the instore meet and greet at BURN Premium Cigars Specialist along with special pricing in store only. Also he will be releasing a very special cigar that will be released nationwide from BURN. If you come to the store in person for the event you can be entered in a very special Grand Prize. There will be more details next week to come! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime event come and enjoy a great Saturday night April 23rd 4pm to 8pm at BURN Premium Cigar Specialist!

Viaje is known for some very high rated cigars such as:

Viaje Oro Reserva Vor No. 5

Rated 95 by Cigar Aficionado

#2 Cigar of the Year in 2010 – Cigar Aficionado

Viaje Satori Zen Figurado

Rated 93 by Cigar Insider

Viaje Oro El Padre Churchill

Rated 90 by Cigar Aficionado

So people act now before time is up and your chance is gone!! http://burncigars.com/index.cfm/pageid/20 or Phone: (952) 808-9259 and make sure to MENTION Good Fellas Cigars when you order!!

*Limit of one box for 25 out of state customers

UPDATE: BURN has completely sold out all its inventory of the Viaje Zombie cigars.

Viaje at BURN Premium Cigar Specialists! Part 2!