Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Grand Churchill 5 Pack cigars are medium to full bodied cigars made with a more complex blend than the gold banded 1959 Edition. These luxurious cigars are draped in gorgeous Criollo wrappers married to a rich combination of Honduran, Mexican and Costa Rican filler tobaccos. The result is a very spicy, yet marvelously smooth smoke with traces of dark caramel, citrus and cedar that captures the essence of the best 'pre-embargo' Cuban cigars. A very rewarding evening smoke, indeed.
I really don't "get" the glowing reviews of what is actually a fine, run-of-the-mill, everyday cigar. Like all Torano's, the construction is reliably good, with maybe 2-4 tight rolls per box. Every now and then, one canoes on me, and I've had a few wrappers flake apart, but the construction is generally better than you pay for. The taste is excellent, not as complex as some reviewers claim, but a good, solid cigar. Occassionally they leave an after-taste and or turn bitter, but not often if you've aged them properly. Guys, this is a fine cigar, and at Famous' prices, it's worth every penny, but let's not exaggerate. If you want a VSG or Padron Anniversario, go pay for it. For myself, I'll stick with these or the Exodus 1959's and figure I've got my money's worth in a nice smoke, out on the deck after work, with a glass of Scotch and my dog at my feet. On the scale, I give it a solid "8".
Very nice cigar. It is smooth and not overwhelming. I always keep some in my humidor.
I have ordered this cigar several times. This time the trade mark silver painted box was apparently never dried properly and adversely affected the taste of the cigars inside it.
I'm on my second box of Exodus Silver Churchills and the complexity of flavor always leaves me wanting to light up another one. The only drawback is that the criollo wrapper is very fragile and must be handled with care. A small price to pay for all that flavor.