What is the cost of flavor? Depending on your cigar, about USD 45 per pound. We talked to an expert to understand tobacco valuations.
The method used for rolling a cigar affects its burn and draw characteristics. In this article, we’ll have a look at the different techniques used to bunch a cigar.
The Construction Imperative, a Myth? Franca Comparetto analyzes tasting data to show how construction quality and ash characteristics relate to off-flavors.
Nicotine is the main alkaloid present in the tobacco plant. According to Min Ron Nee, “bitterness is believed to be the taste of nicotine” and it decreases through fermentation and aging.
Wrappers should have allure and charm. Moderate veining, even coloring, a discreet sheen, and absence of defects are essential attributes. Combustibility, texture and elasticity are less visible but even more vital. Beyond the traditional aspects, the wrapper’s aromatic influence is heavily debated.