Don Rafael #77 Toro is a bargain cigar for the smoker that enjoys fantastic quality at rock bottom prices. Made in the Dominican Republic, Don Rafael is produced in a small boutique factory by Jose Dominguez, a man who has proven himself by producing amazing ultra-affordable sticks. Don Rafael consists of Dominican long fillers and a Dominican binder, all tucked lovingly beneath a golden brown Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper leaf. Simple, yet enjoyable, Don Rafael makes a wonderful choice for both beginners and more experienced cigar fanatics alike.
Neatly arranged in boxes of 20, the simple, yet striking packaging is quite a touch. For an everyday, low-priced cigar, Don Rafael boasts some quality construction, allowing for a decent draw and a nice, tight burn line. Opening with grassy overtones and hints of earthy tobacco, Don Rafael is flecked with nuances of spice and cedar. The creamy smoke and overwhelmingly basic flavor profile make it to be uncommonly enjoyable. Mild-medium-bodied, Don Rafael is the epitome of what experienced connoisseurs consider a “knock-around” cigar, something to keep in the humidor for those times when the cigar is there to compliment another enjoyable pastime, such as golfing or enjoying some drinks at the bar. The stout #77 Toro is 6” x 54 vitola ideal for a cool, rich smoking experience.
Don Rafael makes a tremendous beginner cigar, not to mention a tremendous value. For a quality cigar packaged in actual boxes, rather than bundles, this price point is virtually unheard of in this day and age. As previously mentioned, Don Rafael will appeal to the more hardcore crowd as a great, cheap smoke to keep in the humidor for those fun moments where a cigar just seems necessary. It pairs well with lighter beer, white wine, or simply a cool glass of iced tea on a summer afternoon, and is relatively in the same area of quality as popular value cigars such as Flor de Oliva Gold and Casa de Garcia. For an overwhelming combination of quality and value, Don Rafael #77 Toro is a no-brainer!