We can't go into too many details about the factory responsible for producing these lovelies, but we can tell you it's a factory responsible for earning over twenty-four 90+ ratings, including a '94' rating for a blend we're sure you've at least seen, if not already experienced. This factory maintains some of the highest practices in quality control and they end up rejecting many cigars, which we've committed to purchasing on a regular basis.
The inventory is excellent, and although we can't describe the exact blends, we can say they are 2nds of one of the hottest brands in the industry. Because these are 2nds, sizes are estimates only. For instance, ordering a bundles of robustos will get you cigars around 5.0"x50. Some maybe a little bigger, some maybe a little smaller but they'll still be a fantastic cigar at an even more fantastic price.
Customer Reviews (7)
Overall Rating4.33333333333333 out of 5Based on 3 Ratings
These "2nds" are absolutely the best bang for the buck I have found. Always keep some in the humidor. Unless I have a taste for something in particular these do the trick every time. Very rarely a tough draw in the bunch as with any boutique brand. They do vary slightly in size and wrapper but always a good smoke. Great for treating a once in a while smoker without worrying about wasting some of it. For me they are good to the end all the time.
Tony S.✔ Verified Buyer
5 out of 5
One for the money...
Aug 12, 2015
Over the past 18 months or so I've smoked at least 500 of these Nicaraguan 90+ Rated 2nds Toro's, so I thought I'd go ahead and give my thoughts. First, a couple questions to ask yourself: are you the person who needs to say "I paid $BigBuck$ for this cigar...", or are you satisfied with "I'm not sure what these are 2nds of, but I've paid 5 times as much for cigars that aren't any better than this." ? If you're in the first group, you are excused now, but if you are in the second group, read on.
The downsides are that when you order you don't know what wrapper you'll get. About 75% of what I have bought have been either Habano or Connecticut wrapped, with the remainder being divided between Maduros and Cameroons. Next, these are 2nds, there is something wrong. I like to try and find it, and usually it's that there is a slight bulge or depression, a mild spot or discoloration. Rarely I've had ones that the cap wasn't quite right, or the wrapper edge was a little wonky. Very rarely, like maybe 5 out of that 500, I've had ones that cracked or split or swelled and were not smokeable. That's a 1% fail rate, which is better than a couple of well known name brands I can think of. Not too great a worry.
As for the cigars themselves, I have found them to be a top-notch experience. The Habanos have that little bit of pepper and background perfume you'd expect, the Connecticuts are smooth and creamy, and the Cameroons and Maduros have been wonderful. When I get those, I usually order more right away in hopes of getting more of the same.
All in all, if you appreciate a good smoke for a good price, these can't be beat in my experience.
Stephen M.✔ Verified Buyer
3 out of 5
smoking on the cheap
Aug 12, 2015
Dollars got tight at the house but still wanted a smoke. This was a good choice. Good smoke, burned well and cheap enough that I didn't mind putting it out if I got busy.