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How to buy a good cigar

The Parts of a Cigar

What are the different parts of a cigar? Lots of veteran cigarette smokers enjoy their stogies without discovering the standard parts of their cigar. While it’s real that you can enjoy a stogie without knowing how it was assembled, finding out the standard parts of a stogie can be crucial in helping you pick the very best quality cigars.

The first thing lots of smokers discover about a stogie is the wrapper, the layer of tobacco on the exterior of a cigar. A cigar’s wrapper is very crucial because it offers much of the flavor of the stogie.

Binders are known as the ‘intermediate leaves.’ They are used to hold the tobacco filler together. Binders can vary considerably.

Last but certainly not least is the filler utilized to make a stogie. The filler is the tobacco. Typically, the filler can be brief or either long. The long filler consists of entire tobacco leaves, while the brief filler includes scraps.

three cigar beside cutter on ashtray

The smoking culture has been existent for ages and it has been one of the consistently growing markets.

Tobacco is the major product related to the smoking industry. Tobacco is the source of the cigar which is one of the must-haves of males and even females, especially in this modern times.
History tells that cigar smoking was common in the Latin American region which includes countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua. Same with Cameroon, Honduras, Indonesia and it includes Cuba and the United States of America. These are also areas where a large quantity of tobacco was grown at first.
Christopher Columbus is said to be the first to introduce cigars in Europe. Ages after, cigar smoking has been having this association with masculinity, high social status, liberalism- that makes cigar an interesting part of a special smoker’s habits. On special occasions, it could be a good form of present for a friend, a colleague, a boss, a partner…

How does one buy a good cigar for a present?

Find out stores specifically smoke specialty stores that sell a great selection of cigars including those which are extraordinary. Make sure not to neglect cigar quality.
Consider the smoking experience of the person you would want to give your present to. This would determine if the size and diameter of the cigar would suit his or her taste. The cigar diameter is directly proportional to the richness of the flavor. Cigars that are bigger in diameter and richer in taste are more appropriate for “experienced” smokers.

For “greenhorn” smokers, longer cigarettes with cooler smoke are commendable.
See to it that the cigar is of good quality and that it is made of one hundred percent tobacco. Some cigars are more of the non-tobacco components like paper, glycerine, or saltpeter.
Refrain from buying a lumpy cigar. You could check out if it’s lumpy or not by giving it a gentle squeeze. Also, check the wrapper. Refrain from picking cigars that have wrapper discoloration.
Make your present more special by adding up a cigar cutter or an ashtray that would impress the receiver.

Give it with sincerity of course.

There is nothing wrong with cigar smoking. Just see to it that it is being done in moderation.

grayscale portrait photography of person smoking cigar

4 Tips for Lighting a Cigar

1. Usage cedar matches, if possible.

Make sure it’s a butane lighter to avoid strong odors if you prefer to utilize a lighter.

2. Warm the open end of the stogie

(aka ‘the foot’ of the cigar) slowly over the flame, without touching it to the fire. Let a black ring form around completion.

3. Place the stogie in your mouth and draw in gradually.

Hold the cigar over the flame, about half an inch above it, once again without touching. Continue to attract until the stogie draws the flame. Turn the stogie gradually, spinning it to establish an even burn.

4. As soon as your stogie is lit, take it out of your mouth and observe the burn you have actually developed.

If the burn appears to be uneven, just blow on the dark sections to draw the burn, and after that take one or two draws from the stogie to reestablish an even burn.

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