The Carlos Torano Signature collection was released in 2000 with five different vitolas to choose from. This line of cigars features a blend of tobacco from four countries and is intended to be medium to full-bodied. Over the years I’ve smoked my fair share of these in various sizes, but for this review I sat down with the robusto.
Name: Signature Collection
Company: Carlos Torano
Made In: Danli, Honduras
Wrapper: Sun Grown Brazilian Maduro
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano Ligero & Nicaraguan Habano Ligero
Comes in: Box of 20
Vitola: Robusto (5″ x 52)
If there is one thing that I have learned to expect from the Torano family it’s consistency; and the Signature Collection is no different. The construction of these cigars was always great which lead to a perfect draw, tons of smoke, even burns and long strong ashes. The flavor wasn’t bad either. A combination of cocoa and coffee seemed to be the core flavors and was accompanied by a bitter grassy finish. Generally I’m not a fan of a grassy flavor notes, but in this cigar it was not off-putting.
The Signature Collection is by far not my favorite Torano product, but I think there is space in my humidor for a few. Nothing about the flavor really grabbed my attention and tempted me smoke more, but the smoking experience was still enjoyable. The real high-point to these cigars is the consistency, as every sample in recent memory has smoked just as well as the last.