There are a number of famous historical figures, leaders, entertainers, and others who have become synonymous with cigars. But few are more strongly associated with stogies than Sir Winston...
There are a number of famous historical figures, leaders, entertainers, and others who have become synonymous with cigars. But few are more strongly associated with stogies than Sir Winston Churchill, who led the United Kingdom to victory in World War II. While many aficionados may have cigars named for them, Churchill has an entire shape named for him. That means that, for a huge variety of your favorite blends and brands, you can get a Churchill cigar version.
A fitting nod to one of the world’s biggest smoke hounds ever, eh?
Winston Churchill will forever be a luminary when it comes to leadership, strategy, and oration, but here we’re focused on cigars. Churchill cigars typically measure about 7 inches long, although the exact length can vary from brand to brand. The ring gauge tends to be somewhere in the high 40s. Churchill’s own favorite cigars were made by Romeo y Julieta and Aroma de Cuba. Unsurprisingly, he picked up the habit of smoking cigars while visiting Cuba for several months during the island’s war for independence from Spain. Ultimately, he would smoke up to ten a day (along with a good amount of Scotch to wash it down), and his personal humidor room contained thousands of categorized cigars.
Wow. Let’s honor him, shall we? We’ll get the whiskey.
Churchill cigars can be found everywhere at Cigars Direct. Some of the most popular Churchill shape cigars here include the Padron 1926, Arturo Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share, Ashton VSG, and the 2013 Cigar Aficionado #2 Cigar of the Year, the Aging Room Quattro (which still collects outstanding reviews). You can also find the classic Romeo y Julieta Churchill cigar if you want to smoke the same brand that hooked Sir Winston all those years ago. Or, you can grab something a bit more modern and order a box of Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill cigars, which have an eye-popping 96 rating. The Padron Thousand Series is also a very high-quality Churchill cigar from one of the most respected names in tobacco.
So, whether you’re a leader puffing away while making strategic decisions that affect the lives of millions, or whether you’re only an authority figure when all others have left the room, a Churchill is the cigar that should be in your hand when you want to take command. And to truly pay homage to Sir Winston, have a little chew on the end of your cigar when you’re stressed.
Please browse our selection of Churchill Cigars at your leisure.