Vitola

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.

NAMELENGTHRING GAUGE

cigarillo 4″-6 7/8″ 26-32
slim panatela 4″-7″ 30-34
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
robusto 4″-5 1/2″ 48-54
toro 5 5/8″-6 5/8″ 48-54
churchill 7″ 48
double corona 7″-7 5/8″ 49-50
torpedo 6 1/2″-? 52-?

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.