Understanding Cigar Shape and Size

The intricacies of cigar sizes and shapes is crucial for both new and experienced smokers. At OBT Cigar, this concept is embraced through our diverse array of hand-rolled cigars, each with its unique dimensions and form. The size and shape of a cigar are more than just physical characteristics; they profoundly influence the smoking experience, from the intensity of the flavor to the duration of the burn.

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Cigar Sizes: Length and Ring Gauge

In the world of cigars, size is usually measured in two dimensions: length and ring gauge (diameter). The length of a cigar can range from a few inches to nearly a foot, directly impacting the duration of your smoking experience. The ring gauge, measured in 64ths of an inch, determines the cigar's thickness. A larger ring gauge allows for more tobacco leaves, often resulting in a fuller and more complex flavor profile.

Understanding Cigar Shapes

Cigars come in various shapes, broadly categorized into two groups: Parejos and Figurados. Parejos are straight-sided cigars, like the familiar Corona and Churchill. These are classic and widely preferred due to their consistent burning characteristics. 

OBT Cigar showcases a variety of cigar sizes and shapes, each catering to different smoking preferences. Our best-selling Valley Connection is known for its mild smoke and subtle sweetness, which is attributed partly due to its specific size and Connecticut shade-grown wrapper. Another popular choice, the F-1 Natural, offers a medium-bodied flavor, with a blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Honduran tobaccos, again influenced by its dimensions and Brazilian leaf wrapper.

The shapes of cigars at OBT Cigar also vary, including classic styles like Diplomat, Rothchild, Blunt, Churchill, and President. Each shape affects the smoking experience uniquely. For instance, the Churchill, a longer cigar, offers a prolonged, leisurely smoke, ideal for relaxation. In contrast, a Blunt, being shorter, provides a quick yet satisfying experience.

OBT Cigars offers a selection of 8 cigar types, each available in a variety of styles. The 15 styles include - Corona, Double Corona, Palma, Palma Short, Toro, Short Plank, Cannon, Mast, Blunt, Torpedo, Diplomat, Super Diplomat, Rothchild, Churchill, and President - each vary depending on the chosen cigar type. As you can see, not all styles are available for each type, providing a specialized selection that enhances the unique characteristics of each cigar.

Exploring Common Cigar Shapes

  1. Corona: A standard in the cigar world, Coronas typically measure around 5.5 to 6 inches in length with a ring gauge of 42 to 44. They offer a balanced smoking experience, ideal for beginners and aficionados alike.
  2. Robusto: Known for a rich flavor profile, Robustos are shorter, usually 4.5 to 5 inches long, with a thicker ring gauge around 48 to 50. They provide a robust and satisfying smoke.
  3. Churchill: Named after Winston Churchill, these are longer cigars, about 7 inches in length, with a ring gauge of 47 to 50. They offer a prolonged, complex smoking experience.
  4. Torpedo: Recognizable by their pointed cap, Torpedos offer a unique draw and burn pattern, varying the intensity of flavors.
  5. Pyramid: Similar to Torpedos but with a broader foot, Pyramids narrow towards the cap, enhancing the complexity of flavors.
  6. Perfecto: With both ends closed and a bulge in the middle, Perfectos require skill to roll and offer a highly distinctive smoking experience.

High-Quality Hand-Rolled Cigars

OBT's hand-rolled cigars reflect the skill and tradition of expert cigar making. Hand-rolling ensures an even burn and a consistent flavor, two critical aspects of a premium cigar experience. Their selection of high-quality tobaccos from regions like Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic further adds to the rich and varied experiences their cigars offer.

For cigar enthusiasts, understanding these aspects is key to selecting the perfect cigar. Whether you prefer a mild, short smoke or a rich, long-lasting experience, OBT's range has something to offer. Each cigar's size and shape are carefully crafted to enhance its unique flavor profile and smoking qualities.

The size and shape of a cigar are essential elements that define its character. OBT Cigars, with our extensive range of hand-rolled cigars in various sizes and shapes, provides a testament to the art of cigar making. By understanding these dimensions, smokers can better appreciate the nuances of each cigar and find their perfect match.