I’m sure this has happened to some of cigar smokers, when you presented with a beautiful box of cigars and you stare down clueless at what to choose. Cigars have many brands and they also have different sizes and lengths so it can be difficult to decide what is right for you. Thankfully, Mr. Roman Ripoll of Tabaqueria to come up with a really useful guide on how to choose the right cigar for the right occasion.
There are so many cigar sizes. How do you know which one to pick?
From the wide variety of cigar shapes and sizes most people will always wonder what size would best suit them. First of all, the art of cigar smoking is a very personal thing. Like most things in life, we choose how we dress, what to eat, what to drink and in the case of cigars, what to smoke. One of the ways people can choose the best cigar for them is based on where they are and the amount of time they have to smoke. For example, if you were at home after a long days work and you sat down in your comfy chair with a drink in your hand, you could choose to smoke a double corona, a torpedo, a robusto, or a corona sized cigar. Each of these cigar sizes have a time frame on how long it would take to smoke.
Double corona sized cigar à 1 hr – 1.5 hr
Torpedo sized cigar à 1hr – 1.25hr
Robusto sized cigar à 45min – 1 hr
Corona sized cigar à 30min – 45min
In some cases, you would be at a dinner party and had to step out onto the terrace with friends, well, you would most likely go for a cigar that was shorter like half corona, panetela, slim panetela, etc.
Half Corona sized cigar à 15min – 20 min
Panetela sized cigar à 10min – 15 min
Slim Panetela sized cigar à 5min – 10min
Normally the length of time it takes to smoke a cigar would depend on how much you puff or how hard you draw on the cigar. It definitely varies per smoker.
In terms of cigar strength choices for what time of day to smoke, just think about your daily routine:
When you wake up in the morning, you want to take it nice and easy, you want gradually get into the theme of your day. You would need to smoke a mild cigar; 1898 Independencia cigar is a perfect choice for this.
At lunch time, you have a satisfying meal at a nice restaurant and would now like to have a double espresso to kick start your afternoon. You would take a medium bodied cigar like our Flor de Filipinas.
In the evening, you might feel a bit weary and wants to relax and have drink with your friends, full bodied cigars are there to keep you company. Antonio Gimenez will work well with your drink.