Rafael González

Rafael González was created in the 1930’s.
It was in this brand that the 61⁄2 inch (165mm) by 42 gauge cigar, which has the factory name of Cervantes, was first called a Lonsdale after Lord Lonsdale, the famous English sporting Earl and cigar aficionado of that period. Now many other brands use the name as well.
On its lid label each box carries a curious inscription written in English to the effect that the cigars should be smoked within one month of the date of shipment from Havana or otherwise they should be carefully matured for about one year.

Rafael González cigars contain a light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone. All sizes are made by the Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made technique bar one, which is Tripa Corta, Totalmente a Mano – short filler, totally hand made.
The short filler size also incorporates tobacco leaves from the Semi Vuelta zone.
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Cigarritos Vitola de Galera: Laguito No. 3
Length: 115 mm (4 1/2″)
Ring Gauge: 26 (10.32 mm)
Coronas Extra Vitola de Galera: Coronas Gordas
Length: 143 mm (5 5/8″)
Ring Gauge: 46 (18.26 mm)
Lonsdales Vitola de Galera: Cervantes
Length: 165 mm (6 1/2″)
Ring Gauge: 42 (16.67 mm)
Panetelas Vitola de Galera: Panetelas
Length: 117 mm (4 5/8″)
Ring Gauge: 34 (13.49 mm)
Panetelas Extra Vitola de Galera: Vegueritos Mano
Length: 127 mm (5″)
Ring Gauge: 37 (14.68 mm)
Petit Coronas Vitola de Galera: Marevas
Length: 129 mm (5 1/8″)
Ring Gauge: 42 (16.67 mm)
Slenderellas Vitola de Galera: Panetelas Largas
Length: 175 mm (6 7/8″)
Ring Gauge: 28 (11.11 mm)