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Smoking Cigars – More Than Just A Smoke
For aficionados, cigars are more than a smoke; they’re an experience that can be enjoyed with friends or as a solo pastime. It’s often seen as a more sophisticated pastime than smoking cigarettes and can help provide a sense of enjoyment and relaxation. It can also be a great opportunity to discover different flavors, aromas, and complexities of tobacco.
A cigar’s taste profiles depend on many variables including the soil, tobacco variety, and climate where it was grown; as well as the harvesting, curing, fermentation, blending, and aging processes. The type of wrapper can also make a difference, with lighter wrappers offering mellow and mild tasting notes and darker wrappers imparting a more bold, strong flavor.
As cigars are smoked, they produce an aroma that can be invigorating, calming, and relaxing all at once. It can evoke memories, trigger positive emotions, and create a unique sense of appreciation for the time, effort, and skill that goes into making a high-quality premium cigar.
Smoking a cigar properly is about enjoying the complex flavors of the tobacco and enjoying each moment of the experience. To truly enjoy a cigar, you should take the time to puff casually and rotate the cigar every few minutes so that it burns evenly. It’s also important to lick your lips and clean them frequently in order to prevent contaminating your palate with food debris, which can overpower the nuances of a cigar’s tasting notes.