Cigars 101…Cigar Terms
CigarCabana.com is full of great information about cigars including some of the most used terms when referring to cigars. Here are a few that have to do with the construction of a cigar:
The tobacco leaf that holds the filler of the cigar together. Chosen for its durability, the binder is normally a coarse leaf that is often found on the upper part of the tobacco plant.
A small, round piece of wrapper leaf attached to the head of a cigar. The purpose of the cap is to secure the wrapper.
The label that sits around the head of a cigar.
The tobacco leaves that make up the body of a cigar. A combination of leaves from the top, middle and bottom of the tobacco plant are normally used for the filler.
The end of the cigar that you light. The foot of a cigar is usually pre-cut.
The thickness, or diameter of a cigar.
The tobacco leaf that is wrapped around the filler and binder of a cigar. A cigar’s wrapper should be perfect: no wrinkles, spots, veins or tears should be evident.
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