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JULIETA NO. 2 

Popular Name: Churchill 
Dimensions: 7 ins x 47 ring gauge, or 178 mm x 18.65mm diameter.   Originally from the Romeo y Julieta factory. It is said that Winston Churchill smoked some 300,000 Habanos during his long life. Not all matched these dimensions but this was his size of choice. Another feast for the palate …

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PROMINENTE 

Popular Name: Double Corona Dimensions: 7 5/8 ins x 49 ring gauge, or 194 mm x 19.45 mm diameter. When time allows, there are few experiences for the taste buds to match the steady revelations of a Double Corona. Its colossal leaves may surprise you at first with their delicacy before they …

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ROBUSTO

Popular Name: Robusto 
Dimensions: 4 7/8 ins x 50 ring gauge, or 124 mm x 19.84 mm diameter.  Modern constraints on time have made this stocky shape the first choice for many experienced smokers. Slow burning and packed with flavour, most of the joys of a really large cigar can be savoured in …

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PIRÁMIDE

Popular Name: Torpedo 
Dimensions: 61⁄8 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 156 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.  The sizes shown so far are what is called parejo or straight-sided. This is a figurado. Many believe that the Piramide or Torpedo, with its tapered head and shoulders, has special advantages when it comes to combustibility during the hour or so it …

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EXQUISITO

Popular Name: Double Figurado 
Dimensions: 5 3/4 ins x 46 ring gauge, or 145 mm x 18.26 mm diameter.  Pointed at both ends, this Double Figurado shape is perhaps a better candidate for the title of ‘torpedo’. A century ago most Habanos looked like this but today the shape is rare except in one brand – …

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PERLA 

Popular Name: Tres Petit Corona (TPC) 
Dimensions: 4 ins x 40 ring gauge, or 102 mm x 15.87 mm diameter.   The Perla is one of a group of smaller vitolas, some a little longer, others a little fatter than this one. They share the ability to deliver the true taste of a Habano in 20 minutes …

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LAGUITO NO. 3 

Popular Name: Panetela 
Dimensions: 4 .ins x 26 ring gauge, or 115 mm x 10.32 mm diameter   A quarter of an hour will suffice to smoke this tiny example of the Torcedor’s art. Perfect, for instance, to enjoy during an interval at the theatre. In fact one similar vitola is called the Entreacto, literally ‘between acts’. 

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ALMUERZOS

ALMUERZOS SHAPE: P ( PAREJO )            LENGTH:130                                  RING GAUGE: 40 BRAND POPULAR NAME PACKING CAT HOYO DE MONTERREY LE HOYO DU PRINCE SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25 7ma

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LAGUITO NO.1 

Popular Name: Lancero 
Dimensions: 7 1/2 ins x 38 ring gauge, or 192 mm x 15.08 mm diameter.  When elegance is the order of the day, the slender length of the Lancero is hard to beat. There is a shorter version too, the Coronas Especiales, which measures just 6 inches. Both originated at Havana’s El Laguito factory, the …

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CAÑONAZO 

Popular Name: Siglo VI 
Dimensions: 5 7/8 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 150 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.  Many consider this to be the ultímate shape and size for a Habano. Today it is acknowledged for its excellent combustion that releases the full flavour of its filler blend during the hour or so …

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