Carlos Toraño 'Loyal' Churchill

Torano Loyal Churchill 1
Carlos Toraño 'Loyal' Churchill. 7x47. Nice build with straight lines, some pronounced veins, and a mostly smooth surface. Wrap is cocoa with dark shades. Cut was poor but not a deal breaker. Light was good, roasted foot in just a few passes. Medium draw pre-light. Draw improved quickly after burn. Initial taste is peppery, spicy, nutty. Shortly after, the first half is woodsy, earthy, some spice on the back end. Exhale taste is mild nutty, mild herbal. Second half is more nutty, almond, wood. Medium body. Ash was clean, light gray, dropped promptly at an inch.

This is a good cigar that starts aggressive but soon becomes a mild almost creamy smoke that finishes with consistency to the band. Nice evening relaxation stick. Recommended.

From the company:

"For decades, the Toraño family has remained loyal to the philosophy of providing outstanding cigars at an affordable price. Loyal provides value, quality, consistency, and most importantly, an abundance of flavor. The Loyal blend features filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, combined with a Nicaraguan binder and dressed in an oily Ecuadorian Sumatra seed wrapper. Loyal is a solid, medium bodied smoke, that intrigues the palate with a spicy, peppery start and then transitions to a variety of rich flavors with notes of coffee and brown sugar."

Torano Loyal Churchill 2

Torano Loyal Churchill 3
I smoked this Toraño Loyal outside with some chocolate chai tea.