WARNING: SMOKING KILLS KA MATE KOE I TE KAI HIKARETI

BLOG: Let's get something straight real quick

The most common cigar asked for in our shop or via email is a "Churchill" - please take note, a Churchill is not a specific cigar per se, but for a large number of people they seem to think you can just order a "Churchill" - its not that simple.
A Churchill is actually a vitola (size) of a cigar; generally regarded as 7" by 47 though like most cigars they no longer meet a standard uniform size.
As defined by Cigar Aficionado magazine...
A large corona-format cigar, traditionally 7 inches by a 47 ring gauge. The most famous Churchill is the Romeo y Julieta Churchill. The grand size takes its name from legendary cigar aficionado Sir Winston Churchill, who was famous for almost never being seen without a cigar.
Of course these days even Habanos S.A. (the makers of Cuban cigars) have bastardised the Churchill name with Short Churchills (5" by 50) commonly known as a Robusto and Wide Churchills (5" by 55) commonly known as a Grand Robusto or Robusto Extra.
So now I am going to be even more confused when someone asks for a Churchill, because my guess is it'll be most likely a Short Churchill than an actual Churchill...
A "Churchill" vitola (size of cigar) - typically 7" by 47
Sir Winston Churchill

Some great articles from Cigar Aficionado of the late Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill’s Half-Smoked Cigar Sells for $12,000

click here to read the full article on Cigar Aficionado magazine

Cigar Aficionado’s Cover Challenge—Victory For Churchill

click here to read the full article on Cigar Aficionado magazine

When Did Churchills Become Churchills?

click here to read the full article on Cigar Aficionado magazine

Winston Churchill: A Portrait of Power

click here to read the full article on Cigar Aficionado magazine

A Gentleman of History

click here to read the full article on Cigar Aficionado magazine

Older Post
Newer Post
Close (esc)

Order disruptions this week

There will also be NO orders dispatched on Friday 13th as it is a Public Holiday here in Canterbury

More info

Age verification

This site is only for New Zealand Adults, by entering this site you are verifying that you are 18 years or older and you will provide Proof of Age to verify this.

This site does not sell/ship any products outside of New Zealand.

This site does not sell cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco or vape/e-cigarettes.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now