Cigars 101

Do cigars age differently depending on their shape and size?

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A: How aging will affect each cigar depends mainly on the number and type of leaves used in the cigar’s blend. IOW, the complexity of the blend. Smaller ring gauge cigars have fewer leaves; wide ring cigars have more leaves. Aging permits the flavors in the tobaccos to mature further and mellow. So, all things being equal, a Lancero will improve with age, as will a Double Toro, but the latter will tend to age better, since there’s a lot more leaf to “marry” during the aging process. Suffice it to say, you should find that the wider cigars in your collection will show a more marked improvement in flavor and complexity than those that are thinner.

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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