The Construction Imperative, a Myth? Franca Comparetto analyzes tasting data to show how construction quality and ash characteristics relate to off-flavors.
There are many cigars on the market that are so firmly rolled that you might expect issued draw resistance. Have hard cigars been stored wrongly or are they a production fault?
The first impression is decisive, and because the wrapper is the calling-card of every cigar, it is of particular importance. Many feel that the shinier the wrapper, the better its quality. However, put so generally, this is not true.
At first sight merely the waste after enjoyment, ash performs an important function and reveals a lot about the cigar. White or light grey ash for example is a sign for high potassium content in the soil and the ash’s structure reflects the quantity of tobacco used and the rolling technique.