Using wood to add new flavor characteristics to beverages is not a new concept. Over the centuries, wine and other beverage producers have been benefiting from the use of wood to age and add complexity and new organoleptic characteristics to their products.
Apart from correct storage, lighting a cigar is the most important factor that determines whether smoking is enjoyable or frustrating.
In Hessen and in the directly neighboring Rhineland-Palatinate, very liberal laws still apply with regard to the protection of non-smokers, which means that smoking is permitted in closed ancillary rooms, in beer tents or premises that are smaller than 75 square meters (approx. 807 square feet), explicitly designated as smoking areas, and without major dining service. So there is a large number of lounges and bars where passionados can in dulge their pleasures.