Gary Korb takes one more look at the Holidays with his list of top shelf cigars adorned with fancy white & gold bands. Whether it’s a last minute gift idea or a humidor-worthy primo to ring-in the New Year, you’ll find 12 of them all dressed-up and ready to smoke.
What is a “Vitola?”
A: According to spanish.dictionary.com, in terms of cigars, it literally means “cigar band.” However, as it is used in the cigar business, “vitola” is a cigar factory term for a cigar shape. Corona, Lonsdale, Torpedo, Robusto. et. al. are the names of different vitolas as they apply to the unique description of a cigar’s shape. Therefore, two cigars of the same vitola would have similar measurements and form.