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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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PETIT EDMUNDO 

Popular Name: Petit Edmundo 
Dimensions: 4 3/8 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 110 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.   The trend for heavy gauge cigars combined with a reduction in the amount of time available these days to enjoy them has seen the popularity of the Petit Edmundo – as well as similar sizes like Petit Robusto– …

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EDMUNDO 

Popular Name: Edmundo 
Dimensions: 5 1/3 ins x 52 ring gauge, or 135 mm x 20.64 mm diameter.   The Edmundo is part of a group of heavy girth sizes that have grown in popularity in recent years. Halfway between a robusto and a Cañonazo, it commands a loyal following for its good draw and balanced release of …

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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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