Cigar Review: Torano Exodus 50 Years

by Jesse on January 15, 2010

Considering I’ve smoked over a box of the Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 50 Years Short Churchills it was time to write the review. I meant to write it about a month ago, but the holidays and the kids bringing home colds to share forced me to cut back on how much I’ve been smoking.


The Exodus 1959 50 Years commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Torano Family’s exodus from Cuba and is the third cigar to join the Exodus line. It is available in three sizes Robusto (5 X 50), Torpedo (5 1/2 X 52) and Short Churchill (6 X 48). The Wrapper is Brazilian Arapiraca Sun-Grown, the Binder is Honduran and the Filler is a blend of Nicaraguan tobacco from Esteli and Pueblo Nuevo.

Already a fan of Brazilian tobacco and the Exodus line it didn’t take much for me to fall in love with this full bodied, full flavored cigar. I’ve smoked all three sizes and haven’t had any issues with the construction. I’m impressed when I can go through 30+ cigars of the same blend and not have any issues. The cigar has a spicy bite that is mellowed some by the sweet dark chocolate flavor and the finish had a leather quality to it. Occasionally I picked up something that reminded me a bit of coffee with cream and sugar.

Verdict: For the past couple of months this has been my go to cigar. This is my favorite cigar of 2009. A fantastic full flavored cigar that is reasonably priced at under $7.00 in my local shop. If you find them don’t get one or two, get a box. Available at The Party Source (Call to Order 1-866-78CIGAR)

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

dj January 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

Wow! Those look good enough to EAT!


Herfin Bigdog January 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm


The Toraño Exodus 1959 band has been my favorite Toraño cigar ever since smoking it for the very first time. It is also one of my over-all favorite cigars, easily in my Top 10.

I can’t wait to try the Exodus 1959 50 Years. Full bodied and full flavored is what I want from the cigars that I smoke. If it is everything that the Toraño Exodus 1959 is, and more, it will easily qualify as being in the Top 25 for 2010.


cj January 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I was put off a bit by the HUGE stem looking back at me when I trimmed the cap. Decent for me, a little pricey at my local B&M.


dj February 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Need me to send you some ‘gars?


Matt - February 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I’m dying to try one of these! Can’t find it anywhere. I can find all the other Exodus sticks, but not the 50 Year line. I love a good Brazilian wrapper. I hope its half as good as you say. Great review!


dj February 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Yay! It’s Friday!


John Sava February 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Hi guys just for your info… I was in Mexico lately and as cuban cigar fan I found authentic cigars in LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO I went to Cancun and Playa del Carmen… excelent prices as well.



dj February 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm

“Jesse, I won’t cut fresh flowers for you…”


Bruce May 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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