The Art of Smoking Cigars
Cigars are not only an enjoyable pastime but they can also serve as a way to relax and socialize with like-minded individuals. Whether it’s during an event or after a long day at work, cigars provide a sense of camaraderie that can help build and strengthen relationships. Unlike cigarette smoking, which can pose direct health threats to the smoker and those around them, occasional cigar smokers face a lower risk of causing harm to others, although it is important for those looking to start experimenting with cigars to do so responsibly.
While cigarettes contain a wide range of chemicals and additives, premium cigars are simply made from whole-leaf tobacco that has been aged extensively. The only thing a handcrafted cigar requires is water and time.
A cigar’s construction and the quality of its raw materials are what determines its overall taste, not how much nicotine is contained within. Smoking a cigar that is improperly constructed can lead to an unpleasant experience as the cigar might not draw properly or burn evenly, drastically reducing its enjoyment factor.
It’s been said that over 200 pairs of hands touch a cigar before it reaches the consumer. This is an astonishing number of hands, each bringing its own set of skills to the creation of the ultimate handmade product. Whether the cigar is a panatela, cheroot, or toro, each individual leaf will make a distinct contribution to the final product, ranging from sweet and mellow to bold and peppery.