How do I choose what size cigar is right for me?

How do I choose what size Cigar is right for me?

After you have chosen whether you want to smoke a Maduro cigar or a Natural cigar the next question is "How do I decide what type of roll is the right one for me?"

The real question is what type of a smoking experience do you want to have?  How much time do you have to enjoy your Nicaraguan grown Escobar Cigar®?  Each roll type will have a different profile with regards to a slight flavor difference and smoking time. 

Churchill Cigar

Let's start with a Churchill cigar.  Churchill cigars came into prominence because of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill as this was his favorite cigar roll type.  With a length of 7” and a ring gauge of 50, a Churchill cigar will smoke for a longer period.  A casual smoker could perhaps see a Churchill cigar smoke for up to 45 minutes while a more vigorous smoker could finish a Churchill cigar in 20 minutes.  Everything comes down to the unique experience of each individual person.  As you finish a Churchill cigar you will notice stronger flavor notes than you would from a shorter cigar because of the smoke that has passed through the entire length of the cigar.  This extra smoke time enriches the flavors already present in our tobacco while you smoke it.

Double Toro Gordo

Next we should discuss our Double Toro Gordo or our "DTG. The DTG cigar is the favorite of many Escobar Cigars® customers as well as with our executives. With a length of 6” and a thick ring gauge of 56, the DTG cigar is slightly shorter than our Churchill cigar but with a thicker gauge cigar which means more tobacco.  This cigar can last as long or longer than a Churchill depending on who is smoking it, but you will find the flavor profile to be among the richest in our collection.  As the smoke travels down the length of the cigar, it moves through more tobacco leaving even more taste and smokiness behind.  The finish of a DTG cigar is truly a decadent experience.

Distinguidos Romeo

Our Distinguidos Romeo, with a length of 6.375” and a ring gauge of 52 is frequently referred to as the "double-ended torpedo" roll and is our most complicated roll type modeled after the Cuaba Cigar from Cuba.  This is because the cigar is narrow but open at the tip and narrow and capped at the end.  Distinguidos Romeo cigars are best for the smoker on the move and is an easy to light cigar for a golf course or a beach.  The wind-gate can also be snipped to a variety of openings for the customer to enjoy.  The wider the wind-gate the more smoke will pass through the tobacco as the smoker pulls smoke through the cigar.  The Distinguidos Romeo cigar is our second most popular cigar because of this variability and flavor.

Double Corona

The Double Corona cigar, with a length of 5.5” and a thinner ring gauge of 46 is a longer but thinner version of our Robusto cigar.  It has a powerful flavor and a wonderful smooth draw.  Due to the size this cigar is an easier cigar to smoke for some because it won't last quite as long and depending on the customer, but the Double Corona cigar is a smaller yet flavorful cigar.


Finally, is the Robusto cigar, known as the old standby and the most widely recognizable cigar types for most people.  Our Robusto cigars are incredible.  With a length of 5” and a ring gauge of 50, they are not too short and not too thick, simply a perfectly sized cigar.  This is commonly known as the “wedding cigar.”  The groomsmen or bridal party can walk from the dance floor and enjoy a smoke together but not leave the party for an extended amount of time.  This is without question the safest place to start for any entry level cigar smoker.

Final Thoughts

We hope this blog was helpful to you in your cigar smoking journey to find your perfect cigar.  We look forward to seeing your posts and tags on your social media accounts when you enjoy your Escobar Cigars® with your friends and loved ones.  Cigars, after all, are a connecting experience, even if you are smoking by yourself. Cigars are about reflection, celebration, and embracing the people around you.  Enjoy cigars with others and get to know people that you may not have met otherwise.  Be safe and remember to have fun and be responsible.