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What do we know about cigars? Cigars are rolled in a variety of sizes and shapes and all are made of three distinct components: filler, binder, and wrapper leaf. Some of them come with two bands, especially Cuban cigars, showing LCDH – La Cassa del Habano, Limited Edition bands with the year of production, or Regional Production with the name of the country.

Tobacco is grown primarily in Central America and the islands of the Caribbean, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and many more. In addition, it is produced in the United States where cigar smoking is very popular.

Cigars are made of three types of tobacco leaves, whose variations determine smoking and flavor characteristics:

Wrapper, is the outer layer called in Spanish CAPA. The wrapper will determine the character and flavor. Wrappers are frequently grown underneath huge canopies made of gauze so as to diffuse direct sunlight and are fermented separately. Wrapper leafs produced without the gauze canopies under which “shade-grown” leaf is grown, generally more coarse in texture and stronger in flavor, are commonly known as “sun grown”. The wrappers are classified as follows: Candela, Claro, Colorado Claro, Colorado, Colorado Maduro, Maduro, and Oscuro.

Binder, called in Spanish CAPOTE is the leaf that keeps together the filler leaves. In addition, helps the stick to burn evenly.

Filler is the bound bunch of tobacco leaves. When blending various types of filler tobacco, a puro with distinctive strength, odor, and flavor profile are created. In general, thicker cigars hold more filler leaves, allowing greater potential for the creation of complex flavors. In addition to the variety of tobacco employed, the country of origin can be one important determinant of taste, with different growing environments producing distinctive flavors.

If you want to learn about cigar smoking, read the following related guides:

Shapes and Sizes
What Are Flavours And How Are They Created?
How Cigars Are Smoked
Cigar Tips for Beginners
How to cut
How to light
Are cigars worse than cigarettes?

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