Cigars 101

Which came first, the torpedo weapon or the Torpedo cigar?

A: For the answer to this question I went to two experts on the subject: Jorge Armenteros of Tobacconist University and Tony Hyman of The National Cigar Museum.

“As for the torpedo, I believe the cigar was named after the weapon. But if I were you, I would ask Mr. Tony Hyman from The National Cigar Museum. I think this question is right up his alley.”
– Jorge L. Armenteros, CMT (Tobacconist U.)

“I’d bet on torpedo the underwater bomb. No sign or other indication the name was used on cigars before the CW. Of course, you must remember that pre-civil war info is very difficult to come by. I’ve got some pretty extensive lists of pre 19110 Cuban frontmarks and it isn’t listed among more than 1,000.”
– Tony Hyman (National Cigar Museum)

If you think you know the answer, please leave a comment.

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.

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