Sitting out in the backyard this evening, I was afforded the opportunity to sample a Torano Virtuoso. It was the second Torano I’ve enjoyed in as many weeks. The first was an Exodus Silver, which as I recall, was a fine stogie but not altogether memorable. Tonight, though? This Virtuoso? Truly noteworthy.
My cigar was the Encore variant (4.75 x 52). This stick had a sumptuous, flavorful peppered taste well-balanced with a hint of sweet. I was struck by how even the flavor was throughout.
It lit well, burning even.
It was a 51-minute experience that I smoked right down to the nub until I was at risk of burning my fingers.
It paired nicely with the Fire Rock pale ale I sipped along with it.
At less than $6/stick, Virtuoso may become my new standard smoke.