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Churchill smoking a cigar

Cheroot

Sir Winston Churchill smoked a type of cigar called the Trichinopoly Cheroot. ‘Cheroot’ is a hand rolled, filterless cigar. It comes from the Tamil word ‘suruṭṭu’ which literally means ‘to roll’. The town of Trichy in Tamil Nadu was famous for its hand-rolled suruttus, which, by the end of 19th century, started being made in factories as Trichinopoly Cheroots.

By Levan Ramishvili, Flickr

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