The Most Common Ways to Classify Cigars

Robusto, Belicoso, Churchill and Corona are just a few of the different types of cigars available for you to try. Whether you are new to cigars or want to discover more about the most popular types of cigars, it’s always a good idea to explore your different cigar options to find out which cigars will provide you the most enjoyment. Read on to uncover the most common ways that cigars are classified today.


Cigar Classifications:

‘Belicoso’ is Spanish for “war-like”. Belicoso cigars have sharply tapered heads and are usually between 13cm to 16.5cm in length. Belicoso cigars have a high concentration in smoke and are the cigar type that you will frequently see mobsters smoking in films. To view our range of Belicoso cigars, click here.


This cigar type was named after British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. These cigars are generally around 17.5cm long and will smoke much cooler because of its longer length and wider circumference. Curious to see what Churchill cigars are available to purchase? Find out here.


Corona cigars are popular because they are filled with plenty of flavours and are generally easier to smoke than the other types of cigars. Length-wise, corona cigars are generally between 14cm to 15cm. Discover our collection of corona cigars here.


Panatelas are easily recognisable as they are longer and thinner than most other types of cigars. Because they are a lot longer, they take longer to smoke and may even take you over 90 minutes to smoke. Click here to find some panatela cigars to try.


Robusto cigars are the shortest cigars and are generally around 12.5 cm in length.  Being shorter in length, these cigars will take a shorter time to smoke and will generally take around 45 minutes to an hour to finish. Want to check out our collection of robusto cigars? Find them here.


If you’re curious to learn more about the different sorts of cigars you can try, why not visit our store? Our friendly team can help guide you through the different cigar classifications and help you pick the right cigar for you. We are here to help you with your cigar exploration and can offer you bespoke advice, depending upon your own unique preferences and experiences. Send in an email or phone (03) 9827 1477 for more information.

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