Premium cigars are comprised of three components: the filler, the binder, and the wrapper.
The biggest mass of a cigar is the filler. It is usually cut to the length of the cigar and known as long leaf. The binder encloses the filler and gives the cigar its proper size and shape.
The quality of the wrapper is crucial to any cigar. A good wrapper should have flavor and steady-burning qualities. The wrapper should exhibit appealing appearance, texture, and aroma. Wrappers are often characterized as smooth, silky, or oily.
Variations in size and shape are numerous and strict dimensions are not standardized. Some general sizes are (ring gauge x length):
- Churchill: 54 x 7
- Lonsdale: 42 x 6 ½
- Toro: 54 x 6
- Robusto: 54 x 5
- Corona: 44 x 5 1/2
Anyone will notice the gradations of color across a selection of premium cigars. Company pride and quality control ensure that color matches across any box.
There are seven basic colors of wrapper leaf. They range from the candela (light green), through the colorado (often called “natural”) to the maduro and oscuro (ripened and mature).
The aroma of a cigar should never be confused with its strength.
Does any of this information mean much before you try a Punch, Ashton, or Romeo y Julieta? Only in contrast with one another do the relative qualities exemplified in the brands show themselves.
As the afore mentioned concern with size and shape begs for experimentations, so too, strength and price require your participation to reveal “your” smoke.
Our brand selection including Montecristo, Nat Shermann, Gurkha, H. Uppman, Dunhill, Perdomo and more will put all the choices at your fingertips. Our knowledgable staff can assist you on your journey into the world of premium cigars.