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ABOUTCarlos Torano Exodus Gold 1959
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The Torano family owns and operates cigar factories in both Honduras and Nicaragua, and produces almost 20 million cigars annually. The Torano cigar line features a variety of flavorful and expertly constructed cigars.
It was Carlos who fled Cuba in 1959 on the eve of Castro’s nationalization of the island’s famous tobacco industry. Carlos took a supply of the Toranos’ treasured tobacco seed and three generations’ worth of knowledge with him as he relocated to the Dominican Republic, leaving the family home farm, La Esperanza, behind.
Through the next decade and a half, Carlos rebuilt his family fortune, teaching Dominican farmers to grow the type of tobacco destined to become Piloto Cubano. Transitioning from tobacco farming to cigar making was the next logical step in the Toranos’ rise to fame. Facilities were built in Nicaragua to manufacture premium cigars of legendary quality and appeal.
Carlos passed the family legacy to his son Charlie, now head of the family and the tobacco enterprise. Facing the reality of Daniel Ortega’s return to power in Nicaragua a few years ago, Charlie stood firm and refused to head for the Honduran border along with a number of his Cuban-heritage compatriots. Ortega’s former regime had come close to ruining the Nicaraguan tobacco industry established by Cuban expatriates. Charlie Torano was determined to make a stand, even expanding the family’s operations.
His fortitude has paid off for cigar aficionados. With a commitment to producing some of the finest cigars on the face of the earth, the Carlos Torano brand has kept alive the memory of the tobacco growers’ exodus—and the name of the beloved family homestead, La Esperanza, Spanish for “hope.”
The Torano Exodus line has received rave reviews and unprecedented demand upon the release of various homage cigars. The Reserva Select is deemed one of the finest cigars available today. Try all of the Carlos Torano line, and then stock your favorites in the humidor.
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