Smoker's Lounge

This is a blog is mainly to collect & share my thoughts on the cigars that I smoke. So pull up a comfortable chair, light up your favorite cigar, relax and enjoy.

Name: J.R. Guinness
Location: Austin, Tx
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Friday, December 23, 2005

Carlos Toraño: Signature Collection

The Carlos Toraño Signature Collection cigar is a bold cigar. It has a very dark wrapper and a great scent. This smells like what a cigar should smell like, deep and rich and aromatic.

The Signature Collection Toro that I smoked was 6 inches long with a ring gauge of 50. The wrapper is a Sun-grown Brazilian Maduro with a Broadleaf binder, and filler consisting of Dominican Piloto, Cubano Ligero & Nicaraguan Habano Ligero.

This cigar had a bold, earthy taste throughout the smoke with a wonderful finish. The draw was nice and easy and the cigar burned evenly throughout.

I would personally recommend this cigar to the experienced smoker who likes a stronger cigar.

This cigar would go exceptionally well with a good cup of coffee or a good brandy.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

La Aroma De Cuba: Cetro

I has one of these cigars tonight and it knocked my socks off! This is a great smoke. It starts out nice and finishes great with a full-bodied, woody flavor throughout. The Cetro has a nice ring guage and is a good length to enjoy with a favorite book. The LADC:Cetro has a nice dark, maduro wrapper.

This is a bold cigar that will go great in any humidor.

I was able to purchase this cigar for around $5.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Carlos Toraño Cigars: Casa Toraño

These cigars are milder than I usually go for. I bought a box of the Toros and they are great. They are the perfect size for a good smoke outside (except when the weather gets cold). Here are the stats from

Size: 6¼ x 50
Wrapper: Ecuador Conneticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua and a family blend of Central & South American Tobaccos

Where I am, these sticks retail for about $5 each.