Cigars 101

What are “box-pressed” cigars?

“Box-pressed” or “square-pressed” cigars are cigars are literally “pressed” into their factory box, whereby the pressure from the box creates a square shape. Originating in Cuba, this was done to save shipping space. As a result, the process causes the cigars to burn longer and with a more consistent flavor, giving the smoker a more enjoyable smoke.

Square-pressed and “factory pressed” cigars are also made by using molds.

Good examples of box-pressed cigars are Aspira, Padron Anniversary, Rocky Patel Vintage, CAO Cuban Press selections, La Flor Dominicana Factory Press, and Sancho Panza, to name a few.

Leave a Reply

avatar
Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

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.

Show all Gary Korb's Articles

#nowsmoking: Warped Edition One Cloud Hopper No. 485

We’re #nowsmoking the boutique stuff: join us for a video tasting of a Warped cigar with generous flavor, as our Edition One Cloud Hopper cigar review reveals some scrumptious tasting notes. Is this your next smoke? Click to get the details…

Read More

5 Things You Need To Know About… Whiskey And Cigars

This relationship actually runs pretty deep…so I’m sharing 5 Things I learned that bond whiskey and cigars together: how cigarmaking dovetails with distilling, why a smoke is a natural fit with a pour of whiskey by its side, and what else these indulgences have in common.

Read More
master blenders klaas kelner davidoff cigars interview cacover

CA Master Blenders Video Podcast: Klaas Pieter Kelner, Davidoff Brand Ambassador

His father is one of the cigar industry’s legendary master blenders; Avo was his adopted uncle, he knows the cigar business inside and out. He’s also just a really nice guy: Klaas Pieter Kelner, Davidoff Cigars Brand Ambassador, who talks with us about growing up at the heart of the business, the appreciation of a fine cigar, and more

Read More
Cover Best Small cigars buying guide

2016 CA Report: Smoke Break – Best Small Cigars

Small cigars are the perfect fix when you don't have time for an all-day smoke. See 10 short smokes that pack just as much punch as their big ring brothers!
Read More