If you’re a regular cigar smoker, you’ll likely know Robusto cigars are increasingly gaining popularity over here in the United States. The reason for its popularity could be because of its shortness in size.
Being a shorter size, or “vitola”, means beginner cigar smokers are more likely to gravitate to instead of smoking a full-length cigar right off the bat.
Robusto cigars are also popular among cigar aficionados because they all them to enjoy one of their favorite smokes if they’re pressed for time. A cigarillo may not do the job, so seasoned cigar smokers will turn to a Robusto when they’re in a pinch to satisfy a craving.
With the smoke time for a Robusto landing between 30 and 40 minutes, you can’t go wrong.
Named after the Spanish word meaning “strong”, Robusto cigars are known to have more filler than the wrapper. They tend to have more flavor and strength as their construction is tight with some of the tastiest tobaccos in the world. For reference, a Robusto cigar is about the same size as a shotgun shell.
Traditionally, Robusto cigars are your standard 5 x 50 smoke. However, Robusto’s can range anywhere between four-and-a-half to five-and-a-half inches long with a ring gauge between 48 and 52.
If you’re new to smoking, it’s recommended to find the right Robusto for you. Your first smoke should be closer to the medium-bodied side due to the intensity of cigars that are on the smaller side. But, if you feel that you can handle it right off the bat, who are we to tell you otherwise?
Some of our favorite cigars available in the Robusto size are the Henry Clay War Hawk, Padron 1964 Anniversary, La Careme by Crowned Heads or the E.P. Carrillo The Pledge.
If you want to get your hands on some of the best Robustos within the industry, make sure to stop by our website today and pick up some tasty Robusto smokes we have to offer.
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