Glossary of Cigar Terms

A (size)

The largest standard cigar size is an "A" which is also known as a gran corona (see photo). The standard for an "A" is 9 1/4 inches long by 47 ring gauge, but some non-Cuban "As" have slightly different dimensions. The most famous example is the Montecristo "A" from Cuba. All "As" take a very long time to smoke, perhaps as much as two hours.

When side-by-side, an A-size cigar, left, dwarfs a robusto-sized smoke.

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