A well-functioning lighter is essential for a perfect start to smoking a premium cigar. Kurt Van Keppel, CEO and founder of XIKAR, shared some tips on good lighter performance.
La Aurora announced the opening of a teaching facility as part of their La Aurora Cigar World in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dom. Rep in February. The institution’s aim is to educate and teach about the world of cigars in a didactic manner, through a group of recognized professionals.
In the last article, we dealt with walk-in humidor design and construction. Now we’ll discuss building materials, humidification technology, and air circulation.
No cigar is the same and our brain constructs the flavors that we believe we perceive. So, all of us who describe cigars, what do we describe in reality?
For cigar geeks, the path from table humidor to cabinet humidor is basically predestined. And because it is an unwritten rule that sooner or later every humidor becomes a bit too small, the idea of a walk-in humidor is suddenly not so far-fetched after all.
Cigar Glue is essential to the manufacturing of cigars and yet seldomly regarded: Many cigar lovers see it for the first time when watching cigar rollers at work.
These are the major organoleptic characteristics developed by chemical and physical changes in cigars during the refinement in an airtight storage.
Plenty of iron in the soil gives plenty of aroma, the ratio between calcium and magnesium determines the amount of sweetness in the tobacco – therefore, the factor terroir is a decisive criterion for the taste of tobacco.
The typical smoker of aged and vintage cigars is one who appreciates the value of time and the delicacy in the works of art that a manufacturer can create. This article compiles opinions and information published from some of the world’s leading experts on the topic of cigar aging.
La Aurora released their new La Aurora Training Kit Emerald, a product consisting of a portable cigar tasting seminar, at the IPCPR trade show in July.
The answer isn’t as straight-forward as you might think. Of course, it’s obvious that the amount of tobacco used will vary considerably from Vitola to Vitola, and that it will also be influenced by the density of the roll. It can be said that the wrapper and the binder each use one half of a tobacco leaf.
There are many ways to open a cigar. Some are elegant, others more rustic. But all of them have one objective: to prepare the cigar for enjoyment.