SIZE

CAP

Sizes - Cigars are classified by length and ring size (gauge).

The "Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada" is a Presidente with a length of 7 inches and a ring gauge of 52.

Ring Size is measured in 64th's, with 64/64 equaling 1 inch, 52/64 is .81 or slightly over 3/4 of in inch.  For reference, a ring gauge of 56 is 7/8 of an inch.

 

 

   

 

A piece of wrapper leaf placed at the head, or top, of the cigar to secure the wrapper. Caps come in a variety of forms. Cuban-style caps are mounted, or flat, and have three seams. They are known as mounted heads, three-seam caps or triple caps. This method is being found in a variety of other countries now, including the United States, some factories in Nicaragua and Honduras, and in very rare instances the Dominican Republic. The more common type of head is made with a small circle of wrapper leaf, and has a somewhat round shape. Other varieties include those with pig tails or flag caps, which have a thin strip of tobacco protruding from the head, which can be anywhere from a quarter inch to an inch or more long. The cap has to be cut, pierced or removed to draw smoke through the cigar.


FILLER

TRIPLE CAP

Filler Leaves– The individual tobacco leaves used in the body of the cigar. A fine cigar usually contains between two and five different types of filler tobacco.

The "Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada" blends leaves from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Panama.

A Cuban-style of cigar head, also known as a mounted or three-seam cap (see photo). These heads are flat, and have three seams. This method is being found in a variety of other countries now, including the United States, some factories in Nicaragua and Honduras, and in very rare instances the Dominican Republic.

 The "Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada" is Triple Capped and rolled the traditional Cuban style of "Tubing" 

The "Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada" is Triple Capped and rolled the traditional Cuban style of "Tubing" 


WRAPPER

Wrapper - A premium tobacco leaf used to wrap around the bunch and binder.

The "Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada" is a Habano San Andres Mexico 8 yrs aged wrapper.

BINDER

The binder in the "Micallef Reserva Limitada Privada" is a special House Reserva.

Binder Definition:  A coarse and tough leaf used to hold filler in place.