How To Smoke A Cigar: Tips From The Pros
1. Select A Cigar Based On The Amount Of Time You Have To Enjoy It
How do you decide what cigar to smoke? Choose a cigar based on the amount of time you have to smoke it. Top of the line premium cigars are meant to be enjoyed in one sitting. Time is everything when trying to figure out which type of cigar to smoke. If you are short on time and still want to enjoy a cigar, choose a short robusto cigar or a petit corona cigar. If you have generally 1/2 hr to 45 minutes to sit and relax with a cigar, grab a Robusto, Toro, or a Corona Gorda cigar. For those 1 hour or more sessions, you must smoke the classic Churchhill cigar or a torpedo cigar.
2. Choose Longer Cigars
When deciding which what type of cigar to smoke, look at the length of a cigar. It is best to choose longer cigars, rather than short cigars. Short cigars become hot quicker and their flavor won’t develop enough. On the contrary, longer premium cigars contain long-filler tobaccos. Long-filler tobacco in cigars are basically whole tobacco leaves that run the length of the cigar. The left over oils move through the fillers as you smoke the cigar and are kept within the filler. This makes a much bolder, taste.
3. Darker Cigars Are Not Always Stronger
It is often thought that a darker cigar is stronger than a lighter cigar. WRONG. Darker cigars can actually be more mellow than lighter cigars. Darker cigars often use Maduro wrappers which result in a sweeter, or bitter sweet influence. Lighter cigars on the other hand may contain stronger filler tobaccos. However, there is a greater likelihood that a lighter cigar is mild, than to assume a darker cigar is strong. Keep that in mind while choosing the right cigar.
4. Do You Inhale Cigar Smoke? NO!
You are not smoking a cigarette, or trying to get high on marijuana, you are smoking a cigar. The flavor of a cigar is meant to be enjoyed on the palate. So how do you smoke a cigar without inhaling the smoke? Like drinking from a straw, you simply create suction in your mouth, pull the smoke in then expel the smoke out through your mouth. Simple.
5. Best Way To Cut A Cigar: The Straight Cut
How do you cut a cigar? Take a double guillotine cutter, open the blades and place it flat on a table. Hold the cigar with the foot (open end) up, and place the closed end into the cutter’s hole until it hits the table. Now cut. This will ensure you get the best cut to enjoy your cigar.