A Tiparillo is a shorter, thinner and milder cigar with a plastic tip manufactured by the General Cigar Company. The name Tiparillo was trademarked on July 3, 1961 by the Pinkerton Tobacco Company of Owensboro, Kentucky.
Heavily advertised in the media, the most famous campaigns and taglines were "Should a gentleman offer a lady a Tiparillo?" and a cigarette girl offering "Cigars, Cigarettes, Tiparillos".
- p.177 Hochstein, Peter Cigars and Other Passions: The Biography of Edgar M. Cullman Trafford Publishing, 30/03/2010