Top 5 Favorite Toro Cigars

January 9, 2019

Top 5 Toro Cigars of 2021

A traditional Toro cigar is a notch above Robusto cigars when it comes to size. You can almost always find a toro size under any cigar brand’s portfolio. It is one of the easiest sizes to make. Standing at 6 to 6 ½ inches in length, toro cigars usually have a ring gauge from 52 to 54. Typically, a Toro will burn and last you forty-five minutes, to over an hour.

Personally, Toro is my go-to size to enjoy. That timeframe it takes for a Toro to burn is great because cigars aren’t meant to be rushed. Each flavor profile in popular sizes like a Robusto, Churchill, or in our case, a Toro, will taste different. So that inch or two difference really plays into how the tobacco affects your taste buds.

For this week’s Top 5, we’re sharing some of our favorite Toro-sized cigars in the industry today. At the bottom, we have some of our favorite toro cigars from 2019, but we’ve updated our list and we’re confident you won’t be disappointed one bit. Here are the Top 5 Toro Cigars of 2021.

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Padron 1926 Series

The Padron 1926 Series was created for one of many celebrations Padron seems to enjoy each and every year. The company’s father, Jose Orlando Padron turned 90 in 2016 and this remarkable cigar was created to celebrate his life within the cigar industry. Another interesting aspect about the Padron 1926 Series is they come in a glamorous tube, which is a first for the Padron company to do.

This full-bodied, Nicaraguan puro is filled to the brim with complex, delicious tobaccos that have been aged up to ten years. Some flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking the No. 90 Tubo Maduro are chocolate, cocoa, caramel, and leather, which delivers the special creamy smoothness that only a Padron can provide. The 1926 Series from Padron comes in a box of 10 and worthy of every high rating it’s received since its release.

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Mi Querida Triqui Traca

Handmade at the famed NACSA factory in Nicaragua, the Mi Querida Triqui Traca is next on our Top 5 toro cigars of 2021. Expertly hand-rolled by Steve Saka himself, the Triqui Traca is the stronger, more intense sequel to the original Mi Querida. The name “Triqui Traca” derives from a particular style of firecrackers that is very popular in Nicaragua. With the plethora of spices and complexity of the Triqui Traca, the name is only fitting for this delicious-looking toro.

Cloaked in a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, the Mi Querida Triqui Traca 652 is bound with tobaccos from Nicaragua and filled to the brim with tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. This Full-bodied smoke has delicious flavor notes of red pepper, espresso, oak, chocolate, cinnamon, and sweet cream. This smoke is delicious in any size, but if you’re trying the Triqui Traca for the very first time, then you need to enjoy the 652 toro cigar from Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust.

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Avo Syncro Nicaragua

Coming from the mind of composer Avo Uvezia and the master blender of famed Davidoff Cigars, Henke Kelner, the Avo Syncro Nicaragua is the company’s very first box-pressed cigar. Another first for this premium cigar is that it uses tobacco from fertile, volcanic soils of the Ometepe region in Nicaragua.

The meaning behind the Avo Syncro Nicaragua’s name hails from the idea of synchronizing two tobaccos, (in this instance Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco), much like multiple instruments are in harmony to create the perfect song.

This medium to full-bodied toro is cloaked in an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper while having a binder from the Dominican Republic and filler tobaccos from Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Core flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking the Avo Syncro Nicaragua Toro Tubo are zest, pepper, cedar, roasted nuts, and leather. This 6 x 54 toro comes in a box of 20 and the results are amazingly flavorful and far from being just your average box-pressed Toro cigar.

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Foundation Highclere Castle Victorian

Harkening back to some of the first cigars to ever be imported from Cuba to England, the Foundation Highclere Castle Victorian is another toro we cannot get enough of. Nick Melillo of Foundation cigars drew inspiration for the Highclere Castle line after binge-watching and loving the award-winning television show “Downtown Abbey”.

This delicious premium toro smoke is cloaked in an Ecuador Habano wrapper while having binder and filler tobaccos that hail from Nicaragua. This medium to full-bodied toro is boasting with delicious flavors of chocolate, pepper, leather, oak, and cream on the backend.

This 6×52 gem that is the Foundation Highclere Castle Victorian Toro comes in a box of 20 and would be a great addition to your humidor today.

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Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter

Grown and Manufactured on Valladare’s farm, La Estrada a Copan, the Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter toro utilizes special tobaccos grown from the fertile Copan region. This rare Honduran puro comes in a perfect 6 x 52 size, which is a standard toro-sized cigar. Arriving in a camouflage-style box of 20, the Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter is available in two different variations, a natural and a Maduro.

This medium to full-bodied smoke overflows with scrumptious flavor notes such as earth, leather, nuts, spice, and sweet tobacco on the backend. Honduran puro cigars don’t even come close to what the Wild Hunter Toro by Oscar Valladares has to offer. Adding a box of 20 of these gems from JR Cigars to your collection is worth doing so. Don’t hesitate today!

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If you are a fan of the toro size this list is for you. From the famous Liga Privada #9 to Leaf by James, this list will not disappoint.




Quesada 40th Anniversary


4 Stars

Leaf by Oscar


5 Stars

My Father El Centurion


4.5 Stars

H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez


5 Stars

Liga Privada No. 9


5 Stars


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