This cigar has charted the “Top 25 Cigars of 2018” lists of Cigar Journal, Cigar Aficionado, and Cigar Advisor. Find out why, and what else you need to know about it, in our quick Ramon Allones cigar review – click & read now…
Do you need to clip cigarillos?
Q. I’ve recently just started smoking cigars and have been curious about cigarillos.As none of my friends smoke, I’m without help, so here’sthe question:Do you cut cigarillos with those large cigar cutters or are smaller ones available?
– David K.
A. Actually, It depends on the size of the cigarillo, since “cigarillo” is sometimes used as a broad term. Most cigarillos, which are often presented in tins, are generally a 29 ring or smaller in diameter. Cigarillos in those sizes, many of which are machine-made, are rolled open at the head, and therefore require no cutting at all.
Most “small cigars,” which can range from a 30 to a 36 ring, are “capped” (closed at the head) like large premium cigars, and should be clipped. Note that a lot of the better brand small cigars are also made by hand.
For clipping, you would use the same cutter as you would on a large cigar. Some cutters offer smaller holes, but your average, double-blade guillotine will do the trick.