A type of tobacco grown in West Africa with a renowned dark colour and toothy flavour.
A green-coloured cigar wrapper produced by quick fermentation and heat-curing.
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A faulty cigar where one side burns faster than the other. The resulting shape resembles a canoe.
A small piece of wrapper leaf stuck over the cigar’s head to secure it, which is clipped before smoking.
Spanish for Binder sometimes referred to as the Capa.
An aromatic wood from Spain or Asia often used for making and lining cigar boxes due to its ability to absorb moisture.
A strip of cedar that is formally used for lighting a cigar.
Used to cover fields of tobacco in order to produce shade-grown wrapper leaf such as Connecticut.
A cheaply-made cigar.
A cigar vitola that is around 7 inches long named after the famous British Prime Minister.
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A short and thin machine-made cigar.
A particularly pale cigar wrapper often grown in the shade.
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A small wooden box made to carry a single cigar.
A medium-brown coloured cigar, which is among the most common.
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The Connecticut River Valley is a tobacco growing region in Northeastern USA famed for its shade-grown broadleaf and pale, aromatic wrappers.
A Cuban seed mostly made famous by the Camacho brand.
The most classic cigar vitola that is just over 5 inches long.
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A native Cuban seed that is often shade-grown to produce light and aromatic wrappers.
Three Panatela cigars braided together, which is named after the Spanish word for “Snake”.
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A process that takes place directly after cultivation where leaves are hung in a barn to remove moisture before fermentation. Depending on the time allocated, the leaves will change colour from greens and yellow to darker hues of brown.
A tool for removing a cigar cap.
Learn More: What Should You Use To Cut A Cigar?