The cigar industry has a culture and vocabulary all its own. We will discuss the processes and terminology to help increase your knowledge and enjoyment of the leaf.
Vitola – A factory term referring to the size and shape of cigars.Below is a list of standard vitola sizes and ring gauge. Most sizes have a variance in length and ring gauge.
|short panatela||3 7/8″-5 3/8″||35-39|
|panatela||5 1/2″-6 7/8″||35-39|
|long panatela||7″-7 1/2″||35-39|
|petite corona||4″-5 1/8″||40-44|
|corona||5 1/4″-5 7/8″||40-44|
|lonsdale||6 1/2″-7 1/2″||40-44|
|grand corona||5 5/8″-6 5/8″||45-47|
|toro||5 5/8″-6 5/8″||48-54|
|double corona||7″-7 5/8″||49-50|
With the exception of the torpedo, all straight-sided cigars are also known as parejos.
Torpedo, culebra, pyramid, belicoso, and perfecto are some of the names given to figurados, or shaped cigars.