Although the Toraño family can boast a long tradition in the tobacco business, it was only in 1994 that the first cigars were produced that bore the name of the Toraño Family Cigar Company. We met Carlos and Charlie Toraño to talk about the refocussing of the company following the creation of its own brand, the family’s history in the tobacco business and the blending of tobaccos of different origins.
Other topics in the issue: Sebastian Zimmel explains the special features of broadleaf, zandblad and cadela tobaccos, and our Habanos expert Simon Chase tells us what is actually behind “Cabinet Selection”. In Collectors Corner Colin Ganley examines the maturing process in old cigars. In a special section we present the winners of the 2011 Cigar Trophy award.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 3/2011 edition.
Australia – Will the Smoke Go Out?
What are Kreteks?
Tasting: 60 Cigars
The Toraño Family – On the Way to Becoming a Cigar Dynasty
Cigar Trophy 2011: The Winners
What Does “Cabinet Selection” Mean?
Cigars and Spanish Cedar Wood: The Environment Matters
Tobacco & Arts: Marvelis Medina
City Portrait: Santiago, the Center of a Cigar Country
Cigar Aging Process: The Aging Formula
Travel Corner Peru: Cigars Between the Andes & the Amazon
Cigar Associations: VCPÖ
Brazil Rising: Brazilian Tobacco Gaining Credibility as Premium Cigar Tobacco
The José Suárez Murias Factory: When a Marquise Builds a House
Tobacco Corner: Broadleaf, Zandblad & Candela
Habanos for Small Caribbean Islands: Caribbean Cigar Corporation