You know, for the longest time, I didn’t know what ring gauge in a cigar meant. I mean, I knew that the bigger the gauge, the larger the cigar, but I didn’t know much else. However, I have come to understand that the ring gauge basically is 1/64th of an inch in diameter for every size cigar. So a 32 ring-gauge means that the cigar is half an inch in diameter, while a 64 ring-gauge means the cigar is an inch in diameter.
There has been a real movement in the cigar world, of late, a trend, toward larger ring-gauge cigars. This means more smoking for the purchaser, of course, but it is also making people look like they’re smoking these large cigars, even though many of them are shorter than competing smokes. Shockingly, Asylum 13 came up with a way to not only make a thick cigar, but also one that tastes good and is longer than the competition. In other words, this 7x70 cigar is a lot of cigar for the money.
But is it a quality cigar? That is the real question, of course. Anyone can cram a lot of tobacco together, but how does this taste? Well, thankfully, it is a Nica Puro, a cigar made entirely in Nicaragua, which means that you’re getting some of my favorite tobacco any time you buy one of these. The blend is made with aged tobaccos and finished with a Nicaraguan habano wrapper, providing spicy flavor when lit. If you’re looking for a great cigar to sample, this is one you’ll definitely want to try.