Cigar aficionados will have a pretty good idea about what size a cigar is, or what size types they most enjoy smoking, but for the more inexperienced cigar smokers, all of the different vitola names can prove a little confusing. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand the difference.
There are two main types of cigar shapes; parejos and figurados. Parejos have straight sides and typically have an open foot ready for lighting. Usually, they need to be cut before you can smoke them. Figurados tend to be rarer, yet these creative cigar shapes are growing in popularity. Basically, figurados are any shape that is not a standard cylindrical straight-sided cigar!