A form of packaging in which there are three layers of eight, nine and eight cigars, respectively, layered with in a box.
A device used to cut off a small portion of the closed end of a cigar; a guillotine cutter is preferable
Description for the burning characteristics of a cigar.
Description of structure of a wrapper leaf; the vein should run parallel to the cigar in order to ensure a good burn.
A cigar lover and connoisseur of cigars.
Tobacco which has been air-dried and used especially to manufacture cigars.
Hermetically sealed glass container which holds 50 or 25 cigars, which is sealed and sold factory-fresh. Also used to age cigars.
Abbreviation for "American Market Selection", i.e. for cigars with particularly light wrappers which the American market preferred at
Spanish description for the cigar band.
A type of tobacco grown in Northeastern Brazil
Cigars continue their maturing process after being rolled. On some wrappers this can result is a fine white, powder-like film on your cigars. This is completely natural, the white film consists of mineral salt, and can be easily brushed away with a soft brush. This film is NOT mold.
A form of cigar: a short pyramid (140 mm) with a rounded head, and as rule has a 20 mm foot. Examples: Romeo y Julieta Belicosos, Bolivar Belicosos Finos, Sancho Panza Belicosos.
A famous tobacco cultivation district on Java.
The name of a small cigar from East India; the Agio Company produces small machine-made cigarillos under this name.
The tobacco leaf which holds the aromatic blend of filler leaves together.
Mixture of tobacco which makes up the filler and gives each cigar it's signature taste.
The flavors experienced by the cigar smoker while enjoying a cigar.
A form of packaging in which there are two layers of cigars in a box, as opposed to a Cabinet or a 8-9-8 box.The cigars take on a slightly square shape.
A synonym for dark cigars, for example the C.A.O. Brazil. It also indicates a taste preference.
Name for the filler of the cigar.
An economical form of packaging, whereby the cigars are wrapped in cellophane
Also called bulks. A Cuban term for the mounds of tobacco leaves which have been piled up in order to ferment.
Packaging form where raw or lacquered boxes hold 50 cigars; more advantageous because the cigars maintain their round shape better than box-pressed cigars. Some examples: the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2, Bolivar Belicosos Finos SLB, Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2, Hoyo de Monterrey Epicures Especiales, Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robustos
In America, an especially popular bright green wrapper color; by smoke-curing the leaves immediately after harvesting the chlorophyll remains in the leaves; fermentation is no longer possible due to this process.
Spanish term for the wrapper leaf.
Spanish term for the binder leaf.
Tobacco from Columbia.
A flat, crescent-shaped blade, which is employed by the Torcedores to cut the tobacco leaves into the correct form for rolling and, after manufacture to model a cigar's beautiful round form.
A large corona format, 178mm by 18-20mm. Best examples are the Romeo y Julieta Churchill, as well as the Punch Churchill, Hoyo de Monterrey Churchill and many more.
A small cigar, conical at it's head and cut straight at the foot; in Spanish also called Cigaritto or Chico. Examples: the Cohiba Minis, Montecristo Minis, Paragas Minis, Hoyo de Monterrey Minis, H. Upmann Minis.
Spanish designation of the lightest colored cigars.
The Spanish name for darker colored cigars.
A dark-brown wrapper from the US State of Connecticut, preferably for Maduro cigars; i.e. the Macanudo Maduro Hyde Park.
A wrapper variation grown in the US State of Connecticut from a Cuban seed.
A wrapper leaf grown in Connecticut River Valley in the USA, under cheesecloth. Examples include Laura Chavin, Santa Damiana, Leon Jimenes, The Griffins, AVO XO, Juan Clemente, etc.
A wrapper leaf grown in Connecticut, USA.
Wrapper leaves which are primarily grown under cheesecloth in the Vuelta Abajo; a brand of seeds which has been named after the famous plantation "El Corojo".
A familiar size and shape for premium cigars with straight sides with an open foot and a closed, rounded head. L 142 mm x 17 mm. Some examples: Hoyo de Monterrey Hoyo you roi. Somewhat longer and fatter, the Corona Gorda, e.g. H. Upmann Magnum 46.
An island in the Caribbean, famous for it tobacco and cigar culture, where the perfect soil and climate provide the ideal conditions to cultivate the tobacco seed.
The use of Cuban seed to cultivate tobacco in other countries, e.g. Arturo Fuente Cuban Coronas, Brick House, Cain, Oliva.
The Spanish term for serpent; three cigars braided together while moist. Any cigar which the Torcedores wanted to take home for their own personal use had to leave the factory in this form, in order that any resale would be prevented. A famous example is the Partagas Culebras.
A device used to cut off a small portion of the closed end of a cigar; a guillotine cutter is preferable.
Spanish description for a thin format.
Large format (200 mm) with a closed, tapered head and an open or closed closed foot. Example: The Paratagas Diademas.
An important tobacco producing nation for tobacco and premium cigars ( half of the Caribbean Island of Hispanola). Famous labels include: Davidoff, La Flor Dominicana, Laura Chavin, Patoro, Zino, Arturo Fuente, Ashton, The Griffin's, Asthon, Juan Clemente, Aging Room, AVO, Bock y Ca., Dunhill Aged Cigars, La Aurora, Macanudo, Leon Jimenes.
A large format with the dimensions L 194mm x 19.5 - 20 mm. Examples includ: Montecristo Double Corona Ed Limitada 2001 and the Punch Double Corona.
A country located on the Pacific coast of South America which is known for it's cultivation of wrapper leaves and premium cigars.
A new format of Montecristo - L 135 x 21 mm
Abbreviation for "English Market Selection", a description of cigars which have deep brown wrappers, which have been popular in Great Britain for a long time. Meanwhile, these cigars have also become more popular than the AMS cigars in North America.
The core of the cigar; a blend of various tobacco leaves which gives a cigar it's signature taste.
Special cabinets to cool and store freshly rolled cigars for a few weeks
A format displaying the dimensions L 235-240 mm x 19-22 mm. Examples include: Montecristo A and Sancho Panza Sanchos.
The French term for format.
A natural process which breaks down the protein, nicotine and sugar in tobacco, and which encourages the enhancement of the flavor of the tobacco.
A form of cigar which is other than cylindrical; a generic term for cigar shapes such as torpedo, Culebra, Belicoso, Torpedo and Perfecto. Examples: all Cuaba cigars, Montecristo No. 2, Davidoff Special T, The Griffin's Perfecto, La Flor de Selva Barroco.
The core of the cigar; a blend of various tobacco leaves which gives a cigar it's signature taste.
The shape or form of a cigar. Besides the particular blend of tobacco employed, the length (L) and diameter (x) have a direct influence on the taste of a cigar.
The end of the cigar that is ignited.
A very large format L 235-240 mm x 12-20 mm. An example: Sancho Panza Sanchos, Montecristo A
The format L 170-195 mm x 10-15 mm. Example: Cohiba Lanceros.
A type of cutter, with one or two razor blades, used to cut the mouth end of cigar.
Registered trademark for cigars made in Cuba.
Cigars that are completely manufactured by hand.
Cigars that have a hand-rolled wrapper.
The English name for the Capitol city of Cuba; the registered trademark for Cuban cigars.
A variety of tobacco grown in the Nicaragua, Honduras and other tobacco countries which is derived from Corojos tobacco seeds.
Hecho a Mano
The Spanish term for cigars which are handmade.
Artificially manufactured tobacco from scraps and cellulose for wrappers and binders, found in many cheap, machine-made cigars. When a cigar or cigarillo contains such tobacco, it is no longer permitted to be labeled "100% tobacco".
A country in Middle America which cultivates tobacco and produces premium cigars.
A room or container in which the atmospheric conditions are controlled to provide optimal storage.
Panetela / Panatela
Measures L 100 - 170 mm x 10 - 15.5 mm. An example: Montecristo Especial No. 2.
A cigar shape with a cylindrical body (straight cigar form).
An exceptional Cuban region of tobacco cultivation.
A small case used for packaging Habanos.
The format L 129 mm x 17 mm. Example: Cohiba Siglo II or Bolivar Petit Corona.
Short-filler; chopped tobacco leaves uised in the production of machine-made cigars.
Type of seed cultivated in the Dominican Republic, which is derived from Havana.
A conical cigar. Example: Leon Jimenes Piramide.
The highest quality in cigars: the generally recognized criteria: 100% tobacco, entirely hand-made containing exclusively long-filler tobacco.
Puppet / Cocoon
Description of a half-finished cigar, consisting of the filler and binder.
The Spanish designation for a Cigarillo or a Cigaritto.
Spanish word for cigar, a designation for a cigar which has been made from tobacco from a specific region; meanwhile, however, used mainly to describe those manufactured only in Cuba (puro=pure).
A measure of the diameter of a cigar, expressed in 1/64 of an inch. ( 1 inch = 25.4 mm) For example: Ring 40=25.4/64x40=15.9 mm (rounded out).
Cigar region in central Cuba.
The veins of the tobacco leaf.
Definition of the format L 127 mm x 19 mm. An example: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2, Bolivar Royal Corona, Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2, Cohiba Robusto, Partagas Serie D no. 4, Ramon Allones Specially Selected, Davidoff 6000, AVO XO Intermezzo, Davidoff Special R, Montecristo Open Master.
Used mainly in machine-made cigars; same as scrap filler.
Providing the proper conditions for optimal storage of cigars: a constant 18°-20°C at 65-75% relative humidity.
Synonym for a light-colored cigar. An Indonesian island which produces expensive wrapper leaves.
Tobacco dried directly in the sun. The opposite of air-cured.
The area of a cigar where the head joins the body.
Tobacco leaves grown under a gauze or cheesecloth shade.
The same as short filler, consists of chopped tobacco leaves.
The form of a cigar
The Native American tribe that Christopher Columbus encountered when he landed on North American shores and was noted to observe "their burning bundles", whereby they inhaled smoke in order to intoxicate themselves. The term "Cohiba" meant cigar in their language.
Spanish for a person who rolls cigars.
Totalmente a mano
Spanish for 'totally by hand'. A description created in Cuba to differentiate between the Cuban method of making cigars by hand and the semi-mechanised techniques used elsewhere that can legally be described as 'Hecho a mano' or 'Hand-Made'.
A vegetable-based adhesive used to secure tobacco wrapper leaves, or to attach a separate cap onto the mouth end of a cigar.
Très Petit Corona
Format L 110 mm x 17 mm. Example: Romeo y Julieta Très Petit Corona.
Spanish term for Filler.
The Spanish term for a tobacco plantation; thus the designation "Vegas Robaina" means "the Tobacco fields of the Family Robaina".
Designation of the tobacco harvest year, not of the a year of production.
A slim cigar popular in Alpine countries maufactured from strong tobacco.
The Spanish term for the decorative band which identifies the brand of a cigar, also describes the format, also see Anillo.
The very bottom leaves on the Criollo tobacco plant (the "sand leaves").
The tobacco cultivation regions of Java and Indonesia.
The most famous tobacco cultivation area on Cuba, which produces the best tobacco.