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Cigars have been enjoyed by many individuals for centuries. Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or a newcomer to the world of cigars, it’s important to understand the basics. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the ABCs of cigars, including anatomy, brands, and cigar types. Let’s dive in!

A: Anatomy of a Cigar

A cigar is made up of three key components: the filler, binder, and wrapper.


The filler is the heart of the cigar and is made up of long leaves of tobacco that run the length of the cigar. The type of tobacco used in the filler can greatly affect the flavor and strength of the cigar.


The binder leaf is used to hold the filler together and is usually made from a less flavorful type of tobacco.


The wrapper is the outer layer of the cigar and can greatly influence its flavor, appearance, and texture. Wrapper leaves are often chosen for their appearance, with some being prized for their smoothness, oiliness, or color.

B: Brands and Manufacturers

Cigars are produced by several brands and manufacturers around the world, each with their own unique style and flavors. Some of the most popular brands include Plasencia, Alec Bradley, Ashton, Drew Estate and RoMa Craft. There are almost an endless amount of brands and manufacturers across the world and each one has it’s own unique qualities. Make sure you explore brands you haven’t experienced in the past!

List of Brands

Check out the list of brands La Cultura Cigars has in stock in their virtual humidor!

C: Cigar Types

There are many different types of cigars, each with its own unique flavor, strength, and shape. We will examine the some of the most popular below:

NOTE: These are approximate sizes and can vary.

Corona – 5 to 6 inches long with a 42 to 44 ring gauge.
Churchill – 7 inches long with a 47 ring gauge
Robusto – One of the most popular cigar sizes usually found at 5 inches long with a 50 ring gauge
Corona Gorda (Toro) – This cigar type can vary in size, but is usually found in 6 inch by 50 ring gauge
Lonsdale – 6 1/2 inches by 42 ring gauge make these cigar a classic size

Wrapping Up

Whether you’re new to cigars or have been smoking for years, understanding the ABCs of cigars is essential. From anatomy to brands and types, there’s a world of knowledge to explore. So light up your favorite cigar and enjoy the journey!

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David Swinburne

Co-Founder of La Cultura Cigar & Social. Spending his years crafting your digital dreams and building and designing cloud services and supply chain solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. When he's not working in the digital world, he's working on La Cultura and serves as our customer champion making sure your experience at La Cultura is world class each and every time.

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