What do full, medium, and full bodied mean?

Question
In your cigar descriptions, what do mild, medium, and full bodied mean?
Answer
Cigars can be described as full (strong), medium or mild (delicate) bodied. Body refers to the strength or intensity of the smoke. It is a matter of personal preference but veteran smokers tend to prefer full bodied or full flavored smokes. Likewise, new cigar smokers will prefer a cigar with a gentler body and flavor. The flavor is what smokers perceive as the taste of a particular cigar. It often depends on various factors: How old is the cigar? Is it too dry, too humid or just right? What did you eat before? What are you drinking during? It gets very complicated. Some of the adjectives used to describe a cigar’s flavor are: leathery, peppery, woody, earthy, nutty, creamy, etc.

 


By Luzzie Normand
Co-Founder & Editor; Neptune Cigars Inc.