Despite certain myths, there is no correspondence between the size of a cigar and its strength. Large cigars made with mild tobaccos are mellow, while small cigars made with strong-flavored tobaccos are powerful.
There are cigars of every shape and every size for every occasion, however they fall into two categories. They are the parallel sides and the Figurados which cover the irregular shapes.
This section describes the major types. They are:
Parallel Sides Churchill
Named after Winston Churchill will measure approximately eight inches and has a ring size of about 48. Cigarillos
These cigars are about the size of a cigarette. Their ring size can be as low as 20 inches and their length as small as three inches. Corona
The classic corona will measure about 5 inches and has a ring size of around 40.
Gigante or Presidente
You can tell by looking at the name that these are the largest of the types. Their length can be as high as ten inches and their ring sizes can max out to 64 or 1 inch. Give yourself plenty of time if you purchase one of these.
Named after the Earl of Lonsdale. They have a ring size of about 40 and can be as long as seven inches.
This cigar is long and thin. Its ring size is around 37 and its length is about seven inches.
Named after Baron de Rothschild. They are also known as Robustos. The Robusto is a short and fat cigar. Its size is five to six inches with a ring size of 50.
Figurados Types (Irregular)
Similar to the pyramid but unlike it in that its head is not pointy but rather it is polished or rounded off. Length is six inches and the ring size is about 48.
This is a strange cigar or actually cigars. The cigar is actually three cigars twisted together. You smoke each one individually. Their length is five inches and their ring size is about 33.
Once again, the name describes the shape. This cigar is six and one half inches long with a 42 ring size. Torpedo
As you would guess, this cigar is shaped like a torpedo. Its length is six inches and ring size is around 50.