A ring gauge is basically the thickness of a cigar. Each “ring” is equivalent to 1/64th of an inch in diameter. Cigars can come in almost any ring thickness, so consumers should experiment with a variety of gauge sizes to determine their preference.
The custom-made cigars industry typically adheres to a set of historical standards for its ring sizes, but there are no strict rules to make ring sizes and their labels universal. Gauges can vary between manufacturers, especially if the manufacturer believes that their tobacco blend benefits more from a slightly different gauge.
The gauge of a cigar will almost always determine its length and thus will determine how it is rolled and how it burns. A thicker ring gauge will burn with a cooler smoke, whereas a thinner gauge will burn hot and can become harsh or bitter towards the end. Thicker cigars can contain more filler leaf and the wrapper will make less of an impact on the flavor of smoke. Conversely, thinner cigars rely more heavily on the wrapper for flavor and strength.
Rodriguez & Menendez creates personalized cigars for its customers across the world based on their personal preferences for ring gauge. In addition to gauge, customers can pick from their choice of six flavorful custom tobacco blends to create the cigar of their dreams. Each cigar from Rodriguez & Menendez is hand rolled by master Cuban cigar rollers to ensure that it provides the best experience when smoked.
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