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Torano Dominico

Golden nuggets from Torano at blowout prices.

Oooh child! Newly reblended, Torano’s Dominico blend is a better cigar than ever - with the juicy part being a better price than ever. How’s starting at $29.99 per bundle grab you?

First off, let’s discuss the Torano family - with cigar pedigree dating back to 1916, Torano is one of the top cigar making families in the land, an unsung bunch that cranks out classic blends. Among their jewels are, of course, their eponymous Carlos Torano Tribute, 1916 Cameroon, Exodus and Virtuoso brands, but also literally dozens of other high-class contract brands such as CAO, Alec Bradley, 5 Vegas Series ’A’, and Gurkha.

Dominico by Carlos Torano brings an aged blend of Dominican long-filler tobaccos cloaked in a seamless Connecticut leaf grown in Ecuador. The smoke is mellow and smooth with a creamy core, including notes of cedar, oak and nuts. Nuttier still is CI’s price: despite 52% SCHIP taxes, we’re delivering 20 of these beauts at a wild price point. As low as a buck-fifty per stick....all solid sizes too. A terrific, everyday mild handmade you’re gonna like.
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  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x48)BDL OF 20 In Stock $85.00$39.99
Robusto (5.0"x50)BDL OF 20 In Stock $75.00$29.99
Toro (6.0"x50)BDL OF 20 In Stock $80.00$34.99
Torpedo (6.2"x52)BDL OF 20 In Stock $90.00$39.99
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Customer Reviews of “Torano Dominico”
“Just got a bundle of Torano Dominico robustos at a low price looking for a new low cost morning smoke. They are VERY mild. There is nothing medium about them and a they little too mild for my taste. They so finally pick up a little spice about a third of the way in. On a positive note the construction and burn are good, the flavor is decent and the price is right. If you are a lover of mild cigars or looking for something to give to newbies or moochers this is not a bad choice. For me, I'll stay with 5 Vegas Gold or Gurka Park Avenue for a reasonably priced morning stick.”
GS of Fleetwood, PA
“I had a Carlos Torano Dominico OTT (off the truck) and was quite surprised! Nutty upon lighting, excellent earthy flavor. I'm not a huge Torano fan, but these cigars are very very nice for the price!”
GR of Sterling, VA
“I've been doing business with CI for several years. Love the Vega 5, but for the money, the Torano's are my favorite everyday smoke.”
SW of Fairfield Glade, TN
“It's a decent medium bodied smoke for the price, a good daily driver or golf smoke. I'll be buying more of these for my dailies, good bang for the buck.”
SD of Chula Vista, CA
“I just smoked my last Churchill from a bundle on twenty I ordered in June. I reviewed these in July or so I think, so, just a quick update. The last was as good as the first. All perfect draws, burns and all tasty for my mild moods. I just can't say good enough things about this very easy on the pocketbook gar. They are great! A Casa Torano they are not, but they are one of the best value cigars on the market. I will occasionally but from one other site, definitely never from the chumps in Miami with all the crappy house brands. It still amazes me when I read about the guys who pick up a cigar or two from thier local shops. My local shops are about 4 times as expensive as CI. You guys deserve the (label,) King of Kings retailers. Rock on CI. ”
RD of Wausau, WI
“Recently I found myself longing for a selection of morning cigars, as my humis are stuffed with the likes of Man O Wars, Ruinations, CAO Cameroons, Pepin Garcias, Big Gurkhas... So I ordered a box of Greycliff G2s, "yummy," one 5 pack Tempus, (still like to keep more full bodies,) and a bundle of Torano Dominico. This is a great cigar although they were a bit crushed on some of the ends (not a packaging problem, but a carrier one,) even those are of perfect burn, draw AND a wonderful straight forward tobac taste. They do have a perfect light easy morning draw so if anything they do burn quick but never hot. I AM a Torano fan and you could be very well also without even knowing, as the family are master blenders. Bottom line GREAT gar, for a 2 buck price they are one of my favorite value cigars. Do not hesitate, mild to mid smokers will not be disappointed.”
RD of Weston/Wausau, WI
“My 1st Torano but not my last. At $1.72 a stick including shipping it is the best low end 'mild' stick I've smoked. Very comparable to my Macanudos at 1/3 of the price. A nice even burn and draw. Kudos to CI for this gem.”
LA of Wesley Chapel, FL
“These are great for a mild fan. Nice, even burn…and check out the price!”
GH of Yorktown, VA
“I just finished the 6th or 7th stick from the 20 pack and although the draw on this particular one was a little tight, the rest have been perfect. I've always liked Torano's consistency, flavor, construction, etc., and these do not disappoint. Beautiful wrapper, well made, a great everyday smoke at a price that will keep me coming back. Thanks again to CI for this tasty discovery.........”
MK of PV, AZ
“Bought this mild gem due to a CI email. I sincerely doubted that it would be "smokeable" with the low just over a buck price but was impressed by the description and the fan mail. Boy was I surprised! Packed with distinct flavors of roasted nuts and very pleasant spice and coupled with the smoothness that only a true Connecticut wrapper provides, this tasty stick smokes like much more expensive brands. What a bargain! Thanks CI!”
PL of Minneapolis, MN
“Well...I just got a bundle of the old blend...and for me it knocks the heck out of this new one...seems to be the same tobacco blend...but in a criollo wrapper? anyway I wish I had space in my humidor, I would surely get another bundle of this mild, but oh so flavorful cigar...thanks CI, you guys are the best...”
DC of Beverly, MA
“My first impression was that this cigar has no flavor (see previous comments), but after several weeks of aging in the humi they were much better.”
PH of South Bend, IN
“Nice construction and good burn, but not much flavor. I smoke only mild to medium bodied cigars with Connecticut shade wrappers and found these to be way too mild.”
PH of South Bend, IN
“No doubt, these are the BEST value in pemium cigars. What a great smoke, from beginning to end. Great draw, great flavor. If I had room, I'd buy some more, but I will soon.”
JG of Fort Pierce, FL
“Carlos hit a grand slam with this beauty. I received a bundle for my b - day and smoked one right away. Well not very impressed. I put them in my my box for 2 weeks and omg !!! What a great cigar notes of wonderful flavors front to back. Age is key. This is not a give to all your friends type of cigar. This is your best friend has to try cigar.this cigar is a winner and the price a steal. Get them while their still affordable .God bless CI and Carlos a true match made in heaven. ”
AS of St Clair, MI
“This is my first time trying the Dominico,what a great cigar,it was fantastic from the start .the flavors were amazing thru and thru . And the price you can't beat with a stick . This is my new go to cigar, Carlos made one hell of a cigar. The perfect stick for mild to medium folks. You will love the price,and all the great under tones of flavors . Enjoy .”
AS of St Clair, MI
“Not too shabby for being so cheap. Smoked one right off the truck after a 2 day journey to the wastelands of Idaho. Tons of thick, chewy smoke. Super mild, could definitely smoke these all day. If you're looking for an everyday gar, this is one you should consider. Thanks CI!”
TI of Boise, ID
“Unfortunately I sort of got what I expected from this order. Figured the price was too good to be true, or perhaps I've just become too much of a full-bodied fan, but these sticks are quite lacking in the flavor department. They'll get the job done as a morning smoke or what have you, but you really have to search hard for a flavor profile that most of the time just isn't there. Still, good for handing to friends who don't know any better, but overall even at the price, not the best bang for your buck I have to say. Doesn't diminish my love of Carlos Torano as a brand though. Exodus rules.”
AB of Aurora, CO
“I got the Torpedo's and I smoked my first one the other day. It is a good mild-medium bodied cigar and it paired very well with a Guiness Stout, actually too well. The smokiness of the Guiness and the dominico made one of best toasty flavors that have ever graced my taste buds. Although I haven't tried yet but, I am sure it will pair well with an espresso.”
MP of Loxahatchee, FL
“I typically buy Robusto size cigars since I have a heavy draw and about half way through I get them hot and harsh and I am forced to pitch it. I like mild Cigars and especially Dominican so I tried these since they fit my budget for an every day stick and I have smoked Torano before without any issues unlike some other brands (Rocky Patel, Gurkha, and Brickhouse). To sum up the experience in as little words as possible, "This cigar simply delivers." The flavor is mellow, the draw is perfect, ash is firm, burn flawless, and they do not get harsh on the palate. I really enjoy these cigars and would buy them at twice or even triple the price. Fuente should take notice. Honestly if you are still reading this then you are wasting time. Stop. Buy. Enjoy. Thank me later...”
TS of Ronceverte, WV
“I got these because of the name, I always loved Toranos, and this stick did not disappoint. I am not one that is good at describing the flavors, but I can tell you that this cigar is great. It starts out with one attitude, then about an inch and a half in, give or take becomes something different. The complexity of this cigar is not one to expect from a -$2 cigar, but neither is it what you would expect from Torano's upper shelf items. The construction is the same though as all my cigars (keep in mind I am not through that awful many of them) have burned with a very even and consistent burn. This cigar rivals many I have spent upwards of $5 in my local shop, and for someone who wants to take a little trip of different flavors in a cigar it is not matched.”
GE of Akron, OH
“Great smoke,great price,affordable. I ordered from several different cigar stores. CI has the best prices and the best service. I ordered on a Monday morning and received my order Tuesday afternoon. Keep up the good work. I narrowed down ordering to one company,CI. I haven't been disappointed yet.”
JL of Toms River, NJ
“There are many cheap natural Dominican cigars out there, too many in my opinion. Most of them are not worth the $1 they cost. This cigar is not one of those. It is cheap in price, but not in materials. The flavor is good and the construction is excellent. I've moved away from natural wrappers in favor of maduros, but every once in awhile I like a milder cigar. This one is great to buy a bundle and put away for sharing or a change of pace.”
DJ of Charlotte, MI
“Although a novice, I have enjoyed Carlos Torano before (Noventas and 1916 Camaroons among my favs). I bought this as an inexpensive smoke and was prepared to be disappointed. Smoked one off the truck (against my better judgement since I was low on stock). Pleasantly surprised. Not a great "looking" cigar in its somewhat veiny Connecticut wrapper, but a mild, pleasant smoke. Started off earthy and then got a very slight jam and spice flavor, but not overwhelming. Consistent burn and ash from the Dominican filler. Flavor consistent from beginning to end after the first inch. Don't know why they are so inexpensive. They compare well to a Hampton Court or similar in strength. Great value.”
PM of ASTORIA, OR
“Looks good. Smells of hay/grass. Burn was perfect, ashed to a perfect cone. Flavor... Meh. Nothing beyond slightly grassy tobacco and a bit of harshness on the finish. I didn't make it halfway before I wrote it off. Stick to the Exodus, which is one of my favorite, which made this one so disappointing.”
JG of HOISINGTON, KS
“I, like the majority of people nowadays, am usually a medium-full smoker. But I never snub my nose at a Connecticut, and that's the wrapper variety I prefer to start my day with, so I'm always keeping an eye out for a tasty one. This is one of them. The price, the blend, the everything, it's all right.... As I'm sure the majority of you already know, Torano couldn't make a bad cigar if he tried. And this price is off the freakin' heezy for sheezy.”
AB of Deltona, FL
“Just got my second bundle! Love them! Keep them in stock please!”
SL of ocala, FL
“These cigars are very mild. There was a hint of pepper in the after taste that was actually rather pleasant. I was smoking them in an adverse conditions, which led to issues keeping the cigar lit. Another issue was the uneven burn. This happened because I was on a golf course with 25 plus miles per hour winds, given that I'm certainly not going to hold the cigar responsible for those issues. Given its relative cheapness I would expect some mild burn issues. I'm not sure whether or not this will become my new golfing cigar, but I was actually pleasantly surprised with this cigar. I could definitely see myself smoking one of these on the front nine and the back nine.”
SS of Fargo, ND
“Got one of these in a CI bundle, was Churchill sized, and was very surprised! Started out at the light with a VERY spicy hit (almost like it was full of cayenne pepper) that faded quickly, say within 5 minutes or so. The first third had that hay/tobacco taste people are talking about, but the second third was very creamy as the hay faded. The last third had the cream fade to a subtle point, but with a leather taste coming through to the end. If these sound like good flavors to you I'd say give it a try.”
KS of Lockport, IL
“Wonderful every day smoke. Smokes evenly from beginning to end. It may be the best value out there.”
LW of OTTAWA, IL
“Not the type of Connecticutt I had hoped for, and you need to let them rest for a few weeks. But overall a good deal nonetheless.”
SP of RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA
“This cigar is so good I have to stop and think about it while I am smoking my one per day with my cocktail at 5. As with all cigars, humidifaction (to humdify) is critical and so easy with nothing fancier than a sealable glass jar and a the thing the shape of a cigar from of course Cigars Int. They are reall great and I have tried quite a few. I am re ordering now!”
FJ of Christiansted, VI
“I've now gone through a few bundles of these, Noventas they're not, but a decent smoke. Some inconsistencies with construction, but nothing terrible. Great price.”
JH of PAVILION, NY
“My favorite go to smoke. Perfect burn and good flavor every time. Highly recommended!”
SL of SYRACUSE, NY
“GOOD CIGARS”
DS of Spotsylvania, VA
“These cigars have problems. You can't keep it lit because the tobacco is packed way to tight. Did not enjoy them...”
DH of Ormond Beach, FL
“when you buy a bundle., rest in your humidor for week. Th cigar has a nice draw and plenty of smoke. A nice cheap cigar!”
JP of NEPTUNE, NJ
“great smoke and oh the price makes them even better”
VG of Elk Grove, CA
“Great cigar. It has quickly become my fave even though my humidor is stocked with lots of pricey (over pricey?) cigars like Cohiba. I ordered the Torano Noventa and was disappointed; it could not shine Dominico's shoes. (I returned it for a refund. CI is good in that regard.) I will reorder a bundle shortly.”
AL of Woodland Hills, CA
“The last batch I received were too tightly rolled. Extremely hard draw. I'll try one more order and if cigars are rolled too tight I'm returning the shipment.”
AD of Wentzville, MO
“Great cigar, love it!”
SL of ocala, FL
“Smooth smoke with a slight wrapper issue, but not enough to not buy again. Flavors are light, but easily recognizable. Recommended, great buy. ”
RL of Defiance, OH
“Such a great deal on an excellent cigar! Goes from mild to medium throughout the smoke. Ordering my second bundle!”
MP of Benton, AR

Carlos Torano Dominico

Posted by Gonz

Gonz, the bargain barrel shopper of the century, finally coming out of a long slumber away from the famed Gonz Live studios, present to you, my loyal listeners, viewers, and readers, a deal of the century.  I couldn't get the video recording apparatus together quickly today, but I felt morally obliged to present you this opportunity before it was too late.  The cigar is not well known, in fact I never heard of it either, it's the Carlos Torano Dominco, but it's flying out of colossal CI warehouse faster than Martha Coakley from Massachusetts.

Let me first start by wishing everyone a prosperous 2010, hoping that the woes of 2009 are far behind us.  We live in interesting times, filled with economic uncertainty, an unbridled passion of our government to expand its reach into every part of our lives, thereby leaving us with fewer and fewer opportunities to take time away from the mayhem that surrounds us to enjoy a few of the simpler pleasures in life - family, friends, a nice Kentucky Bourbon, and of course, cigars.  The most significant downside, everyone's pockets, yours much like mine, are feeling a bit lighter these days.  The expansion of the government run SCHIP program, taxing cigars to unprecedented new heights, pushed cigar prices into the stratosphere in 2009, blowing out the cigar budget at every corner.  No doubt, that has made my job harder, finding needles in the proverbial cigar haystack.  Worry not, my friend, I and my tireless colleagues at CI have got your back.  And this deal is no exception.

Here goes:  Carlos Torano makes a litany of remarkable puros for makers like Gurkha, CAO, 5 Vegas, Alec Bradley, and a slew of their own highly rated cigars.  So what are these Carlos Torano Dominicos you ask...simple, they're good and they're cheap.  At about $1.50 per cigar for a mellow yet full flavored masterpiece that I can't stop smoking, load up quickly mi amigos b/c you'll be kicking yourself with the spur end of your cowboy boots if you don't. 

The maduro is the most lovely, I'm smoking the toro size right now, it starts out mild and sweet, hinting toward a slight cappucino flavor on the wrapper.  It quickly evolves to offer a mild spice (and a slight tartness on the top of your mouth) that never truly shows itself.  The body is mild but lends a full-flavored smoke experience that fills the room.  Very well constructed, it never gets soft (like my big bald dome) and delivers a pleasant experience of cream with a touch of dark chocolate goodness from beginning to end (well, at least to about the last 3 inches, then it does start to burn a touch hot, but I'm not sure if that's the cigar or me as I drag ferociously....I can't get enough of this.)  The finish is soft, disappears and never outwelcomes its stay.

The stats are interesting - a blend of Mexican, Costa Rican, and Honduran tobaccos (apparently whatever they could find left over in the factory) but no matter, whatever they've done they've done it right, the blend is deliciously mild.  And the wrapper, a Criollo maduro wrapper, cements the flavor providing a medium to full-flavored smoking experience.  Don't get it wrong, it's far from strong, but you clearly know you're not smoking a creampuff.  I love it.  You will too.  Do it 'cause Gonz told ya so.

Enjoy and Light'em up,

- Gonz