In the last post we took a look at the different colors of cigars â€“ or their wrappers, if you want to be particular about it. The color of the cigar wrapper generally indicates something about the flavor of the cigar. Yet what about the size of a cigar? Does it have any bearing? If so, what are the implications of the size of a cigar?
The truth of the matter is that the size of a cigar does not have any bearing on its flavor. Neither does it have anything to do with the quality of a cigar. So what does size have to do with anything? Quite obviously, the larger the cigar, the longer you can enjoy its flavor!
Are there hard and fast rules regarding the size of the cigar? Unlike with color, where there are standard terms for the color of the wrapper, there are varying terms when it comes to sizes. You might hear of a cigar being a Churchill and expect it to be a certain size. However, you should not be surprised if you see that one manufacturerâ€™s cigars, which are labeled Churchill can be the same size as another manufacturerâ€™s cigars which are labeled Double Corona.
With experience, though, comes knowledge. After a while, you will get familiar with the measurements of different manufacturers and as such know what size cigars are labeled which. So what is my suggestion? If you are a new cigar smoker, stick with the smaller and shorter ones. You never know if you can finish a â€œfull sizeâ€ cigar. Stick with Coronas and Robustos to be on the safe side. After a while, move on to bigger ones.
Originally posted on July 23, 2010 @ 1:42 pm