How do you like your cigar? If you are just like the average cigar smoker, then you probably smoke cigars that are anywhere from 4 to 7 inches long. You might be considered exceptional if you always smoke the 9 inchers. But take a look at this Big Daddy of cigars, recently featured at a cigar show in Bulgaria. UPI has this report:
One of the stars of a cigar-rolling demonstration Friday in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia was a cigar measuring nearly 22 inches in length, an expert says.
Cigar-rolling expert Virginia Viga Cansino said longer cigars, such as the one featured at the event in the cigar bar Habana, offer smokers extended smoking pleasure compared with ordinary cigars, the Sofia News Agency said.
“Most cigar smokers say that they feel great disappointment when their cigar is gone just in the middle of a friendly conversation. So, the solution is to chose a bigger size. This is why some of the most popular Cuban cigars are at least 20 cm (9 inches) long. Cigar smoking is not only a pleasure, it is a ritual that has more and more fans in Bulgaria,” Cansino said.
The news agency said thickest cigar honors at the event went to the Kaliman Caribe, which boasted a circumference of a little more than 3 inches.
Come to think of it, if you are looking at spending a long night with your buddies, a 22-inch cigar would come in handy. You wouldnâ€™t have to keep on lighting one cigar after the other, would you?
Originally posted on November 30, 2008 @ 12:33 am