The History of the Torpedo Cigar

Posted on April 20, 2023

The torpedo cigar is a type of cigar that has a pointed head and a closed foot. It was first introduced in the late 19th century. The history of cigars dates back to the early 16th century when Christopher Columbus discovered tobacco in the Americas. The popularity of cigars grew in the 19th century when they became more affordable and accessible.

One size up in the Figurado family is the Torpedo. Traditionally, the Torpedo was a cigar that had a closed foot, a pointy head, and a bulge in the middle. That bulge requires a truly skilled torcedor (cigar roller). A true Torpedo is a rare find these days. In truth, many of them are really slightly smaller Pyramids, but more on that shortly. Maybe the only traditional Torpedo, with the classic bulge, around these days is the Cuban Cuaba Millennium, and that one is close to being a Perfecto (tapered at both ends). Most Torpedo cigars today don’t have a closed foot.

Traditionally, the Torpedo begins to taper at the head, but not the length of the cigar. The length and ring gauges of the Torpedo have always varied, but usually are around 6.125 x 52, the dimensions of the Montecristo No. 2, which does not have a bulge or a closed foot and so is

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