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December Cigar Aficionado Features First-Ever Six by 60 Tasting

CA Staff
Posted: November 6, 2012

Walk into any humidor in America and it seems cigar manufacturers have agreed on one thing concerning a cigar's ring gauge: go big or go home.

Whereas a 50-ring gauge cigar was considered hefty during the boom of the 1990s, in the last few years, almost every brand has added a 60-ring-gauge smoke to its portfolio. Whether you call them gigantes, corona gordas, gordos or just fat cigars, the 60-ring smoke is not just an industry fad, but the norm.

And so, for the first time ever, Cigar Aficionado has conducted a special 6 by 60 tasting, the results of which can be read in our December issue that features golfer Ernie Els on the cover and is on newsstands now.

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Comments   7 comment(s)

Float Dub November 7, 2012 11:53am ET

I call them "dick sticks."


John Schwarz — North Olmsted, Ohio, United States,  —  November 7, 2012 3:37pm ET

Not sure if that will "stick" Float Dub.....


Timothy Holiday November 7, 2012 4:24pm ET

I enjoy the corona grande. In some cigars, the additional tobacco used makes them more flavorful and the increase in size allows for great draw and tons of smoke. One of my favorites is a 1959 Miami Medina by Cuban Crafters in a 6.5X 64 vitola...smooooth and flavorful! A delightful smoke.


Chaim Silver — Monsey, NY, USA,  —  November 7, 2012 5:15pm ET

I love this cigar! I generally shy away from big ring gauged cigars, but this cigar reminds me of the La Gloria Cubana Series R used to be before they ruined it!


Brian Prato — Islip, NY, US,  —  November 7, 2012 7:04pm ET

I prefer maduro cigars that are 4-6 inches X 60 ring gauge. Nothing beats em!!!


Gerald Snell November 7, 2012 8:54pm ET

I always keep some 60's in my humidor. To me they smoke cooler and are great when you have an hour or so to just enjoy a nice cigar.


Mega Glide November 7, 2012 9:10pm ET

Probably my favorite smoke currently is a LFD Double Ligero in 6 1/2 x 60, and I do love me some Nub Maduro 460s, and Ave Maria Ark of the Covenant (4 1/2 x 60), so yeah, I guess I like them.


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