Released at the 2011 IPCPR Tradeshow, Torano Vault contains heavy long fillers from two of Nicaragua's finest growing regions, masked by a Colorado Shade-Grown wrapper and a very special, Ometepe-grown binder. The result: delicious.
The Torano Family has an incredibly rich history in the cigar industry dating back to 1916. However in 1982, Carlos Torano Sr. began writing the family's blends down in a special "blend book," thus capturing every blend the Torano family ever created. The blending concepts spread across these pages are priceless as many of them have already come to fruition, but the majority have yet to be fully produced. To produce Vault, Charlie Torano scoured this same book and found a blend they developed in 2000; blend A-008. This particular blend had potential but was missing an important ingredient and was never released. After revisiting this blend, Charlie Torano realized the missing ingredient was Ometepe tobacco, which is grown on the volcanic island of Ometepe in Nicaragua where the land is incredibly fertile and rich with minerals from the volcanic soil. Using this Ometepe leaf as a ligero binder on blend A-008, the Torano Family yet again made cigar history.
Torano Vault A-008 gets its name from the vault in which the Torano blend book containing this secret recipe is kept. Inside the blend, complex Nicaraguan long leaf tobaccos perfectly combust producing ample flavor with earthy spices. These zesty tobaccos are masked with an Ometepe-grown ligero binder for a fantastic, full-flavored finish that leaves behind a bold, aroma. Outside, a Colorado Shade-grown Habano wrapper rests, providing that initial spicy character that lends to a smooth, well-balanced experience. This could be our favorite Torano blend to date.