The Rap on Wrappers

The tobacco leaf on the outside of a handmade cigar – the wrapper – is to start with, an essential structural element. The wrapper must be supple so it doesn’t split as the cigar is rolled. It is also an important contributor to the cigar’s flavor and appearance. Ideally, a wrapper leaf should be of […]

Cigar School: Definitions

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SIZES – Cigars are sized by an ancient system where length is shown in inches and thickness or “ring gauge” is shown in 64ths of an inch. RING GAUGE – The diameter of the cigar, which affects the overall flavor. The fatter the cigar, the more developed and full a cigar will taste. A wide […]