Cigars 101

Will different size cigars within the same line taste the same?

A: Yes and No. In terms of the blend, the flavors will be similar, but in terms of the “character” of the smoke, for instance, the strength of the flavors, will be different, and you may discover flavors in one shape that you didn’t pick-up in another.

Regarding the line, yes, the filler, binder, and wrapper components would be the same, as in the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Test Flight shown here. However, as I alluded to above, the size and width between cigars within the same line extension, or blend for that matter, will reveal a shift in the general nature of the smoke, since, depending on the size and shape of the cigar, more or less filler leaves are used. For example, in a thinner frontmark like a Corona or a Lancero, you will taste more of the flavor of the wrapper, whereas as in a Toro or a Churchill the filler would have a greater impact on the overall flavors.

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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