Cigars 101

“Toothy” cigars

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Q. What is meant by “toothy”, especially in reference to a cigar’s wrapper?
– C. Bilek

A. “Toothy,” as opposed to “toothsome,” which means tasty, or flavorful, refers to a leaf that is more coarse in texture; often used when referring to Maduro and Cameroon wrappers, which are naturally “toothier.”

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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, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. 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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