You want to show off but you lack some proper education of cigar smoking.
Yes, cigar smoking isn’t for everyone, but everything can be learnt, so can this smoke&fire pleasure.
When you are with a bunch of friends and one of them passes you a cigar, it’s high time you start to behave.
CIGAR SMOKING THROUGH HISTORY
Today people believe that Christopher Columbus discovered the cigars, but lets say he just introduced them into the mainstream culture.
Cigars existed among local natives in the Caribbean long before.
Cigar smoking became widely popular activity in the 20th century.
Babe Ruth and John Wayne were constantly depicted smoking cigars.
Mark Twain smoked 22 cigars a day and he said the famous quote “ if smoking is not allowed in Heaven, I shall not go!”
Soon after, cigars became Cuba’s main export. Cuban cigars were and still are illegal in America.
HAND ROLLED VS. MACHINE MADE METHOD
The method of their production is the basic way of categorizing cigars.
There are two types only: hand rolled and machine made.
Hand rolled cigars are always preferred as they are made of pure tobacco, whereas machine made cigars can contain preservatives and chemicals.
The best selected tobacco cigars originate from Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
LETS GET IT STARTED
Wait a minute. Being an experienced cigar smoker is not so easy.
It includes levels.
Before starting to smoke, beginners should choose nice and mild cigar, as choosing a way too strong cigar can ruin the whole beginning experience and pleasure with the cigars.
After choosing your cigar, check the wrapper for cracks or discolorations and search for any hard or soft spots by gently squeezing the cigar.
Soft spots indicate that your cigar has less tobacco, while hard spots indicate that the cigar has been packed too tightly.
The result a plugged cigar is making it too hard to be smoken
CHOOSING YOUR HUMIDORS
If you decide that cigar smoking is your thing, than a humidor is a must.
This box optimizes the humidity surrounding your cigars.
Humidors maintain your cigars’ freshness and makes them worthy of smoking for an indefinite period of time.
CUTTING YOUR CIGAR
If you still hasn’t got yourself a proper cigar cutter, biting your cigar with your teeth should definitely be the last thing on your mind.
Using scissors or a sharp knife is far more better option.
But, still buy your cigar cutter.
Hold your cigar in one hand and the cutter in the other.
Insert the head of the cigar (the closed end) roughly an eighth to a sixteenth of an inch into the cutter.
Then, cut the cup off. Do not cut into the body of the cigar as it will cause your cigar to unravel.
LIGHTING YOUR CIGAR
For a best cigar smoking experience use butane lighters or wooden matches to light your cigar.
Do not use scented candles to light your cigar as that will ruin your cigar’s quality.
Pour yourself a glass of Scotch, cut the cup off a nice cigar and ENJOY