Does size matter? Insert joke here and start working the room blue! Cigar Samplers will be trying to offer you a real variety so you can find out what size is good for you. Maybe you already know what you like, great! You can skip this and move along. For those that are newer or need a bit of size knowledge, read on!
In today's world there exists a ton of sizes when it comes to cigars. Honestly, there is no set or agreed-upon sizing chart out there. However, there exist ranges that some folks can agree upon. Let me give you my thoughts on the subject. To me, there are 3 very popular sizes. Robusto, Toro, and Churchill. Robusto cigars tend to be around 5 x 50. Toro's tend to be a bit bigger and fatter. A typical toro size is a 6 x 52ish. Lastly, the Churchill size tends to be even longer and a bit chubbier than the toro. 7 x 54 is "normal"
What does it mean Jeff? Cigars are a certain number x a certain number ( 5 x 50, 6 x 52, 7. x 54). The FIRST number is expressed in INCHES. The second number is the ring gauge and is expressed in 64's of an inch! Huh? I am not a math wiz so let me make it simple for both of us. If you get a cigar that is a 6 x 64, that means it is 6 inches long and 1 inch thick. If you have a cigar that is 5 x 32, you have a cigar 5 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Wow, that's some splaining Lucy!
Here's the deal with sizes. A Robusto size cigar should take about 30 minutes to enjoy. A Toro should take about 45 minutes to smoke and a Churchill about an hour. Times will vary and it's all about what YOU PREFER!