If you are new to the world of cigars, there are probably a lot of things that you may not know yet. This is what I like to call â€œbest practices.â€ These are habits that the more seasoned cigar smokers would know about but may be unknown to the newbies. Letâ€™s take a look at some of these tips.
Puff but do not inhale.
I do not know too many people who, when they smoke cigars, inhale the smoke. Many smoke cigars for the flavor â€“ this means that you do not have to actually inhale the cigar. Enjoy the draw and live longer!
Find a good companion for your cigar.
I am talking about a drink. Most people I know like to drink while smoking a cigar. There is no rule against this, of course and drinking is actually a good accompaniment to a good cigar. The idea, though, is to have a drink that will enhance the flavor of your cigar and not drown it.
Age your cigars before smoking.
If you buy a new bundle of cigars, do not immediately smoke them. Of course, you can do so if you want but you would not get the best out of the cigars. Rather, you should unwrap them and place them in humidors for a few months before smoking them. If you want a cigar that you can smoke immediately, go to your local cigar shop and buy individual sticks that they have already aged.
Originally posted on July 19, 2008 @ 5:09 am