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CIGARS, TYPES OF CIGARS, COLOR OF CIGARS/COLOUR OF CIGARS, SIZE OF CIGARS, SHAPE OF CIGAR, REGIONS, PAREJOS, FIGURADOS
Transcript of Cigars
- Cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco. The word CIGAR originated from the Spanish CIGARRO, which in turn probably derives from the Mayan SICAR (to smoke rolled tobacco leaves).
- Cigar is made up of three types of Tobacco leaves. Fillers broken or crushed leaves which forms the centre of cigar Binders- small leaves are bound around the filler and a special type of glue is used to bind these leaves in cigar Wrappers- big leaves that are soft & elastic wrapped to give the final smooth surface
- CLASSIFICATION Cigars are classified on the base of Size Shape Color
- SIZE Size of a Cigar is measured by 2 dimensions Diameter - Ring Gauge - 64th of an inch Length In Inches
- SHAPE All cigars can be divided into two categories: Parejos - Straight Sided Cigars Figurados - Irregular Shapes
- They have a cylindrical body, straight sides, one end open, and a round tobacco-leaf "cap" on the other end which must be sliced off, have a V-shaped notch made in it with a special cutter, or punched through before smoking. PAREJOS
- Term Length In Inches Width In Gauge Rothschild 4 + 48 Robusto 4 + 50 Small Panatela 5 33 Petit Corona 5 + 42 Carlota 5 + 35 Corona 5 + 42 Corona Gorda 5 + 46 Panatela 6 38 Toro 6 50 Corona Grande 6 + 42 Lonsdale 6 + 42 Churchill 7 47-50 Double Corona 7 + 49 Presidente 8 50 Gran Corona 9 + 47 Double Toro/Gordo 6 60
- FIGURADO Irregularly shaped Higher quality and more expensive because they are more difficult to make. Torpedo Pyramid Perfecto Presidente
- COLOR & CLASSIFICATION Since the wrapper is the only part of the cigar wholly seen by the smoker, it makes sense that cigars would be graded and referenced by their wrapper (capa) color.
- TOBACCO REGIONS Dominican Republic Indonesia Mexico Nicaragua Ecuador Cameroon Honduras Brazil Cuba
- SOME OF THE FINEST CIGARS Montecristo No. 2 FACTORY LOCATION: Cuba WRAPPER: Cuba BINDER: Cuba FILLER: Cuba PRICE: 21.70 RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 6 1/8 Aging Room Quattro F55 Concerto MADE BY: Tabacalera La Palma FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic WRAPPER: Indonesia BINDER: Dom. Rep. FILLER: Dom. Rep. PRICE: $8.85 RING GAUGE: 50 LENGTH: 7"
- Davidoff Nicaragua Toro MADE BY: Cigars Davidoff FACTORY LOCATION: Dominican Republic WRAPPER: Nicaragua BINDER: Nicaragua FILLER: Nicaragua PRICE: $16.50 RING GAUGE: 54 LENGTH: 5 1/2 Cohiba Behike BHK 54 FACTORY LOCATION: Cuba WRAPPER: Cuba BINDER: Cuba FILLER: Cuba PRICE: 39.69 RING GAUGE: 54 LENGTH: 5 3/4 Herrera Esteli Piramide Fino FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua WRAPPER: Ecuador BINDER: Honduras FILLER: Nicaragua PRICE: $10.35 RING GAUGE: 52 LENGTH: 6