Charlie Toraño has worked with his father for a decade and a half at the family’s cigar company, now the president of Toraño Family Cigar Co. will get a cigar with his name on it. The Charlie Toraño Captiva will debut at the 2014 IPCPR convention and trade show later this month.
“Captiva, which is a very small island off the coast of Southwest Florida, is my favorite place in the entire world,” said Charlie Toraño in a press release.
“Every year I plan a summer family trip there which serves as my get-away from the everyday. It takes me back to the true essence of cigars. I am able to smoke and simply relax as I feel the pressures of life dissipate with every puff. I am able to reflect, count my blessings, and recharge my batteries. The Captiva cigar is a very elegant and flavorful cigar which represents the slow rhythms of the Island.”
As for the cigar, it’s described as “full-bodied” with an Ecuadorian wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers. Charlie Toraño Captiva will debut in four sizes: Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 50), Churchill (7 x 47) and BFC (6 x 60). Pricing is set between $7.95 and $8.95. The cigar is made in Estelí, Nicaragua, although the company is declining to disclose the exact name. Toraño expects to begin shipping the cigars in September.
Charlie Toraño becomes the third person in the company to have their name or likeness on a cigar. His father, Carlos Toraño Sr., has his name on a large amount of the company’s cigars and Felipe Sosa’s image adorns the Master by Carlos Toraño boxes.