Choosing a Cigar: Lesson 3
So far we have helped you decide between a full bodied or mild cigar and taught you how to inspect your stick for flaws. This week’s lesson has everything to do with size. Read below to find out what a stick with some girth means and how to pick a thickness level perfect for you.
Lesson 3: How thick is your stick?
Cigars that appear beefy, or in professional terms have a large ring gauge, tend to mirror their flavor. The larger the ring gauge the more flavor you can expect. The same goes for a thin cigar, because of the lack of fermented tobacco (also known as ligero), the flavor isn’t as strong. If you are new to the art of cigar smoking we usually recommend starting out with a small ring gauge cigar and working your way up to the big guys. For a skilled smoker we advocate for a larger ring gauge ‘gar as they tend to be a slower, smoother smoke.