Types of Cigars
The Parts of a Cigar
What are the various parts of a cigar?
Many seasoned smokers enjoy their cigars without ever learning
the basic parts of the cigar. While it may be true that
you can savor a cigar without knowing how it was assembled,
ascertaining the basic parts of a cigar can be helpful in
assisting you in choosing the best caliber cigars.
thing many smokers observe about a cigar is the wrapper, the
layer of tobacco on the exterior of a cigar. A cigar's
wrapper is very important because it provides much of the
flavor of the cigar. The highest quality tobacco leaves
are used to construct the wrapper. They range in color
from very clear (claro) to very dark (oscuro).
known as the 'intermediate leaves.' They are used to hold
or 'bind' the tobacco filler together. Binders can
filler used to make a cigar. The filler is the actual
tobacco. Generally, filler can be either long or
short. Long filler consists of whole tobacco leaves,
while short filler consists of smaller pieces or
Now that you know the parts
of a cigar, you can make an informed decision choosing the perfect