A cigarillo is by definition is just a miniature cigar. Virtually impossible to roll, even by the smallest of hands, machines always make these cigars. Even those in the premium category.
Diehard fans of these little sticks that range in size from 3” to 4.5”, and sport ring gauges in the 20-30 range, love them because they can be consumed in a shorter period. Perfect for a lunchtime break, or a quick tobacco fix, this size cigar just happens to be enormously popular in Europe. In fact, it is the preferred size.
The short amount of time that they take to smoke, make them a preferred choice among those just starting the hobby, that feel a full size stick may be too overwhelming. Due to their diminutive size, the average cigarillo smoke negotiates several a day; therefore, they are often sold in packs of 25, or boxes of 50.
Cigarillos generally only take ten to twenty minutes to smoke, making them popular among people who are just starting to smoke cigars as well. A full cigar can sometimes be overwhelming for a new smoker.
Among cigarillos, there are several types but the main difference among them is quality. Getting a better quality cigarillo can change the whole experience. Many premium brands such as Macanudo, Don Diego, Ashton, and Arturo Fuente, to name a few, offer this size as a quick smoking alternative for their consumers.
A more affordable option are the machine made variety. Many of these little domestic smokes have been around for centuries. This size also represents itself wonderfully when infused with various dessert, liquor, and berry essences.
One of the oldest front marks in the industry, Dutch Masters, has been cranking out quality smokes since 1911. Their Cigarillo line now has a nice flavored selection that includes Grape, Honey Fusion, Java, Mint, Rum, and Vanilla.
For those who prefer an all-tobacco taste, The Dutch Masters Masters Collection, introduced in 1995 features two popular choices, the Cigarillos Green Foil, a 4 x 28 with creamy smooth Candela wrapper, and the standard naturally wrapped Palma Foil. Both come to you in patented Fresh-Loc pouches to hold in that fabulous flavor. This series also offers their own line of infused tobaccos.
Cigarillos will always be a popular commodity, and as you can see, there are plenty of notable brands on the market to help you make your choice.