The 1916 Cameroon is among the best-selling Torano lines.
In 1916 Carlos Torano started brokering tobacco in Cuba and later would become a tobacco mogul, operating factories and farms throughout the country. After fleeing Cuba following the Nationalization of the tobacco industry, he created another cigar empire that would continue four generations later. Presently, the Toranos have factories and operations in all of the major cigar producing countries in Central America. Not only do they make some of the best-known blends for themselves, but they also produce cigars for other famous cigar manufacturers such as Alec Bradley, CAO, and Gurkha.
The Carlos Torano 1916 Cameroon is a cigar that pays homage to the family's roots. Using a rare, flavor-packed African wrapper and the finest Honduran fillers, the cigar stands out as one of the best cigars ever made by the Toranos. The aroma is tangy and spicy with a medium to full body. When enjoying this cigar, it is easy to think about the rich history of the tobacco industry and the dedication of the blenders and rollers. The Carlos Torano 1916, in particular, provides a glimpse into a bygone era when cigars were a staple of class and sophistication. This cigar is among the best Cameroon cigars available, and is ideal for cigar lovers who enjoy tobacco from the Cameroon region.
This has been my go to cigar for a couple of years now. I find the robusto being the perfect size [I believe without looking] it's 5.5 by 54. I find this stick to be smooth and creamy from the first puff down to the nub if you wish. It's medium bodied but you don't realize that until about two thirds of the way through. For the price it's an incredible smoke. Bring 5 of these to a herf and you're sure to impress somebody.
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3 out of 5
Nice smoke if you can keep it together.
Oct 12, 2015
I enjoy this 1916 Cameroon Torpedo if I can smoke it at one sitting. If I have to put it down and relight, the wrapper falls apart. Unless the construction changes I won't buy this stick again.