It’s been a busy year for Torano so far with their Leccia and Greycliff aquisitions; and it looks like things are only going to heat up for the company as they continue to grow. A few weeks ago a press release had been released detailing the new addition to the Torano lineup, “Loyal.” For Torano, they saw the cigar as a tribute to their “’long standing commitment to provide exceptional quality cigars without breaking the bank… ‘ said Charlie Toraño president, Toraño Family Cigars.” After getting my hands on a sample tonight, I can say unequivocally that they have truly honored that commitment with the “Loyal.”
The “Loyal” features a smooth sumatran seed grown wrapper that has hardly any noticeable veins or oils. If you look under the hood of the Loyal, you will find a Nicaraguan binder with Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaraguan, and Dominican Piolto Cubano filler. As I cut the cap of my cigar I check the airflow and notice that the air moves smoothly, without hindrance, and demonstrates the cigar’s great construction. On the cold draw I detect a barnyard note, and as I light the cigar I notice a slight spice and nutmeg or cinnamon flavor.
The “Loyal” continues to dole out delicious nutmeg and floral notes throughout the first third. As the night continues and the stick becomes shorter and shorter, I begin to notice that a hint of spice begins to reemerge and take precedence and some earthy floral notes remain. In the last half of the smoking experience, I notice that the sweet floral note gives way to a leather note. In the end the “Loyal” finishes well , and is an absolute joy to smoke!
Torano’s Loyal is a fantastic stick with lots of complexity, a medium body, tight grey ash, and an even burn. While its not coming to a shop near you until after the upcoming IPCPR show, I certainly would like to say that this a must have for any cigar enthusiast! And finally to make the deal even sweeter, Torano will have a suggested MSRP price point below six dollars for all four sizes. The Torano Loyal is a wonderful cigar that I really enjoyed trying. I can say, without reservation, that this is easily one of my new favorite blends of the year!
Wrapper: Sumatra Seed grown in Ecuador
Filler: PuebloNuevo, Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic fillers