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Cigar Education

Cigar Glossary

 

Bouquet-  The smell or nose of the cigar.  If a cigar is badly stored it will lose its bouquet.

 

Blend- The mix of tobacco in a cigar.  A blend will generally contain up to five tobacco types of filler leaves.

 

Churchill- A large corona type of cigar

 

Corona- The most familiar size and shape of cigar.  The corona is straight sided with an open base and a closed, rounded head.

 

Draw- The flow of smoke from a cigar.

 

Lonsdale- A long cigar, usually 6-6 3/4 inches in length with a 42-44 ring guage (distance around). 

 

Natural-  A bit darker and sweeter than a Connecticut Cigar with a Connecticut wrapper.  The wrapper leaves are very mature when picked and they are not shade grown (grown under cheese cloth).

 

Maduro ("ripe" or "mature" in Spanish)-  A very dark cigar (black coffee color).  This cigar is better for an experienced cigar smoker.  It represents the traditional Cuban cigar color.

 

Robusto-   A substantial but short cigar, usually 5- 5 1/2 inches in length with a 50 ring guage.

 

Torpedo- A cigar with a closed base, a pointed head and a bulge in the middle.

Interesting Cigar Facts

*MOST CIGARS ARE NAMED BASED ON THEIR SIZE AND SHAPE.

 

*CONNECTICUT IS THE LAGREST PRODUCER OF CIGAR WRAPPER LEAVES IN THE WORLD.  CT WRAPPERS ARE GROWN FROM CT SEESS AND ARE SHADE GROWN.  THIS MEANS THAT THEY ARE GROWN UNDER CHEESE CLOTH AND ARE PROTECTED FROM TOO MUCH SUN. THIS MAKES FOR A MILDER, SPICY FLAVOR.

  • Cigar Composition

    Cigars are made of three types of tobacco leaves. The variations of these leaves establish the smoking and flavor characteristics, specifically – binders, fillers and wrappers.

  • Cigar Taste

    Cigars that have darker wrappers tend to be sweet. On the other hand, those with light wrappers usually have a “drier” taste.

  • Tobacco Seed Size

    A thousand tobacco seeds can fit inside a thimble.

  • Famous Cigar Enthusiast

    At the request of his wife, Mark Twain gave up cigars, leading to a long bout of writer’s block. He then resumed smoking his normal 300 cigars a month and wrote a book in three months without bother or difficulty.

  • Superior quality cigars are hand-made. A skilled cigar-roller can assemble hundreds of high-quality, nearly identical, cigars per day.

  • Cigar tobacco is grown in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, and United States.

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Kohl's Plaza

 

 220 Route 12

Groton, CT 06340


Phone: 860 445-1044

What's New

We are now stocking Nub Cafe Cigars!  These delicious flavor infused cigars are available in Macchiato and Cappuccino!



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