Torano released the Noventa in the 2006 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Torano family being tobacco growers. Don Santiago Torano left Spain to grow tobacco in Cuba in 1916. In 1959, the family fled Castro controlled Cuba to the Dominican Republic and brought with them Piloto Cubano tobacco seed. Later, Carlos Torano II moved factory to Nicaragua. The cigar I’m reviewing is the Santiago named after Don Santiago Torano. It’s a robusto shape, one of three vitolas.
- Robusto – Santiago (Carlos Sr. Father’s name) 5 x 50
- Toro – La Esperanza 6 x 52 (Means Hope in Spanish and is the name of the Tobacco farm in Cuba)
- Torpedo – Latin – 6 1/2 x 54
I found this cigar to be medium in body and filled the gap nicely between the Casa Torano and the Exodus 1959. Check out the video for more.