Corona Gorda cigars are not a super popular cigar shape, but the number sold has steadily increased in the years prior to this writing. Also known as a “toro” cigar, the Corona Gorda is an adjustment to a classic cigar format: the corona. Most traditional brands have been making coronas for ages, but with the modern desire for larger ring gauges, the Corona Gorda has been rolled up with a little extra tobacco to meet the growing desires of cigar smokers around the world. “Gorda” means “fat” in Spanish, so the Corona Gorda is essentially a fatter corona. You may also get a little bit of extra length, too – perhaps a half-inch.
So, what’s the difference between a Corona Gorda cigar and others? Well, a larger ring gauge allows for a cigar roller to include more tobacco into the cigar. This provides an opportunity first and foremost to deliver more smoke with each pull for a stronger experience. But it’s not just about the quantity of smoke a Corona Gorda provides and how much of that sweet, sweet vitamin N you’re getting. There’s also a chance for a blender to switch things up.
Now that there’s room for more tobacco leaf, the Corona Gorda blend can be varied more freely. Things that wouldn’t be possible in a narrower format become possible. An extra leaf of Ligero, tobacco from the soil of another country, a greener leaf to provide lightening to the cigar’s flavor profile – it’s all up to the blender.
The point is the bigger your stewpot, the more nuance you can add while still maintaining balance. That’s the advantage of the Corona Gorda cigar over the standard corona. It’s also going to allow you to smoke for longer, so if coronas are leaving you wanting more, Corona Gorda cigars might bring you to the right length of time for your smoke breaks.
Need a fuller cigar ring gauge? Try out the Corona Gorda shape and see if it’s the cigar you’ve been dreaming of.
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