Common Cigar Wrappers

AMS: American Market Standard; see Candela. Candela: Sometimes known as a double claro, this wrapper is a greenish color made popular in The United States and is also known as AMS. It offers a bitter green apple type flavor to the cigar. Colorado: A rich golden brown wrapper that is…

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Common Misnomers

With the recent explosion of popularity of cigars, urban myths and misconceptions were destined to arise. Often these errors can be truly frustrating to retailers and manufacturers as they try to inform cigar enthusiasts in their quest for knowledge in their new hobby. Unfortunately, some people never learn to appreciate…

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Selecting A Cigar

When one walks into a well stocked humidor it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of different brands and facings that line the walls. If you are fortunate to be in the shop of a reputable retailer then you can count on receiving some sound advice in…

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Cigar Sizes

When you walk into a humidor at the local cigar shop you will encounter not only a wide variety of brands but also several shapes in each line. At first glance some shapes are much bigger than others and some are so close that you may wonder why they even…

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Common Cigar Sizes

#2: Made popular by The Montecristo #2, this is a smaller torpedo shape. A: This old Cuban size is 9 inches long with a 48 ring gauge. Churchill: Traditionally, the Churchill is held to be a larger cigar made popular by Winston Churchill. Normally it is 7 1/2 inches long…

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Common Cigar Terms

Barrel: This is the body of the cigar sometimes called the canon. Binder: The cigar leaf that holds the cigar filler and wrapper together. Box Press: An old way of pressing cigars by rolling them in one process and then after placing them in the box simply nailing the box…

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Cigar Binders

Binders are the tobacco leaf that actually holds the cigar together. Once the filler is folded according to its blend, then the binder is applied and the cigar is rolled. Then the cigar is placed in molds until ready for the application of the wrapper. Almost any place where cigar…

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Te-Amo Cigars

This rich cigar is one of the best Mexican brands around. The maduros are all maduro: wrapper, binder, and filler! They are rich, sweet and spicy, and sure to please the man who likes lots of flavor. The naturals are rich but with some creamy spicy woody tones! As they…

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Cigar Components

When you look at a cigar, you may notice that the outside of the cigar looks somewhat different from the inside or end. If you were to take a razor blade and slice open a cigar, you would see that a cigar is composed of three basic parts: the wrapper,…

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Temple Hall Estate Cigars

This light cigar has wonderful sweet and creamy flavors that are sure to tempt and delight you! Good construction ensures a delicate white “no flake” ash and an even burn smoke after smoke. Hey Mikey! Try it; you’ll like it! This is one of Bert’s favorite smokes and he is…

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