Drunk Chicken Cigars founder Desiree Sylver details the company’s new release for the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show, the latest incarnation of the company’s limited edition named Homicidal Hen.
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The Art of Smoking Cigars
Cigars are made from a long, thick bundle of tightly rolled tobacco leaves, bound together with a natural leaf such as a palm or corn (maize) husk. They are hand-rolled, requiring enormous skill from cigarmakers to achieve the perfect size and shape, with a smooth draw and a pleasant aroma. The art of smoking a cigar involves not only the skill of the roller, but also the judicious selection and pairing of different fillers, binders, and wrappers. It is much like the way a gourmet chef pairs wine with a fine meal.
The cigar industry has grown to be a major contributor to the US economy. Many manufacturers offer a wide variety of sizes and shapes, so finding the right cigar for you is easy. Unlike cigarettes, cigars should be smoked slowly and carefully to avoid the inhalation of harmful chemicals that are produced during smoking.
Smoking a quality cigar can be a great social experience as well. Many people enjoy cigars in a relaxed setting with friends and family, often with a glass of whiskey or cognac to complement the flavor. Cigars are also enjoyed by smokers as a form of mindfulness and contemplation, helping them disconnect from daily stresses and engage in mindful awareness.
It is important to note that any potential benefits of cigar smoking must be weighed against the known health risks associated with all forms of tobacco consumption. While research shows that regular cigar smokers have a lower risk of vascular disease, heart attack, stroke, and lung cancer than non-smokers, this is not an excuse to abuse the pleasure of enjoying a good cigar.