She Smokes Too Presented by J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Season 2 | Episode 2 | 5 Q’s with Aimee Cooks

Kara and Monica are joined by friend and colleague, Aimee Cooks! Aimee is the Vice President and General Manager of El Reloj Cigar Factory and has been with J.C. Newman Cigar Company for 25 year! Monica and Kara sit down with Aimee and ask her 5 randomly picked questions.

They all are smoking Aimee’s favorite cigar paired with her favorite cocktail:
Diamond Crown No. 4 paired with Hendricks Gin & Club Soda.

How to Choose the Best Cigars


How to Choose the Best Cigars

When you buy cigars, you have to be careful about the kind of filler tobacco that is used. There are many different types of filler and wrapper tobaccos available. The type of filler used is a major factor in the taste of the cigar.

Usually, the wrapper leaf is the most expensive part of the cigar. It must be silky, elastic, and have good burning properties. It also must have a pleasant flavor.

You can choose a full-bodied cigar or a mild one. If you want a strong cigar, make sure it’s well-aged.

The best cigars are made of pure tobacco. They do not contain artificial flavors or dyes. These are achieved naturally through a process called fermentation.

Several countries grow tobacco. Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua are among the largest producers. In addition, the Philippines, Haiti, and Italy are often used as sources.

Although it’s true that many of the mass-produced cigarettes are not artificially altered, you can’t expect that from the premium handmade cigars. Unlike the mass-produced ones, these are hand-made, and the tobacco is treated with no chemicals.

The majority of the smokers know what they want. Some know that they prefer a medium-bodied cigar, while others opt for a stronger one. However, no two cigars are exactly the same.

A great cigar can age for decades. That’s why it’s important to purchase a high-quality handmade cigar. Even the smallest difference in construction can affect the quality and taste of the product.

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