Tips for living the
experience of smoking cigars
When you decided to smoke a good cigar, you psych is going
to have a great time. So be good to prepare the atmosphere of tranquility to
enjoy sublime. Few will find peace in a widespread uproar. At least smoking a
cigar. Sit in a good chair, put the necessary elements as a cutter or blunt,
ashtrays, matches or lighter and peace, much peace. Then get to work. Here we go!
In principle it is very important to define the tastes of its palate. At what
point will it taste? In the morning, after lunch, evening, after dinner? It is
advisable to start with a light snuff, go ahead with one medium, one with more
body and finally, after dinner, a more full-bodied cigar given the presence of a
gourmet food and drink. Of course, depend on the particular taste of each.
Then, to take into account what level of pleasure that you want to. Should
choose those vitolas (size) that satisfy your desire. Is not the same choice of
a fourth crown (118 x 15 mm.) That smoking will give 1 hour a Gran Corona (145 x
15.9 mm.) Whose duration can be stretched up to 2 hours. The choice depends on
the level of spirits to accompany the pleasure of eating.
Then you must open the cigar on the side of the head. It should be at a diameter
not less than 50% of where lights. This will enable the "chimney" tire. If
opened recently, will agglutinate contents of snuff in the closed part of the
head and with every puff perceive tastes that have nothing to do with the making
of cigars. Not being pleasant sensory perception, surely opt out. In short, he
threw the money and pleasure that might have provided. You can do this in
several ways: a) Make a little pressure on the head with fingers and then "peel"
a bit the same, b) with a cutter in one or two leaves, c) With a special
scissors and comes in the form of cutting. Never use a serrated knife and please
do not ever bite. It is not tasteful.
Now, the ignition. It is generally used wooden matches. No more than two if they
are special to light cigars (7 cms.) Or three if they are common. Never use made
of wax. It can also be lighter gas. Never send to benzene as the pure strong
odor. Personally, I disagree with some theories that light with catalytic advise.
Much less if you have 2, 3 or 4 fire. For my taste, it heats and accelerates
combustion. If there is no experience on or use of the element, the cigarette
may burn unevenly and even smoked thus ultimately loses satisfaction is what we
sought to determine smoking a cigar.
We have already turned on. Now, smoking. Do not perform long blasts. Should be
short and the smoke is exhaled after savoring the taste. Neither should be
continued and desperate. A cigar can be switched off automatically. Depends on
the humidity there is and its condition. It must have, to choose, 20 º.
temperature and 70% humidity. Outside these parameters, the cigar will not taste
the manufacturer granted. I make this caveat given that there are two varieties
of cigars. The machine-made cigars called scrap or scanning and capes (which
wraps around the tummy) and layers (cells that line the cigar), which are paper.
If paper. And then painted or dull areas with the addition of flavors and
essences. Usually from the USA, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. Usually they
come with the severed head in chamfer or "V". Then made by hand. Might like or
not depending on each consumer's palate, but they are pure tobacco.
Consumed half of pure pleasure comes. The aromas are bonded and snuff reached
its peak when smoked. We said that if you put out ... Well, in this case, to
restart, but personally I do not recommend vacuuming while igniting. Advise it
with the lighter or match between the fingers slowly turning and once he's ready
to blow it out a bit. The cigar divest combustion fumes when turned off and thus
avoids contaminating the taste and pungent language of a will persist to be
We have already spent half of the cigar. Is the best. The conversation, good
books, good company, good drink as well. Everything in its heyday. Ready to
enjoy what comes. The cigar has reached the fullest. The blasts will be short,
it will taste better and marry the same blends. Do not worry.
At no time disturb the ash. Gently place it in an ashtray with a slight touch of
the finger near or on coal. Many times, pull a drag blow ash from burned coal
and the consequent need to rekindle it again. This does not imply that care for
your clothes or near elements. Just be careful, but again, do not bother. Ash
help keep your burn on it.
Once finished it take policy not squeezing in the ashtray. Place it in the same
and then the pleasure he gave let him die slowly. Cigarettes not smoked. Just
goes. In one of the Festival del Habano in Cuba when I attended, full of
celebrities, they asked the British actor Jeremy Irons was the difference for
him between smoking a cigarette or a cigar and said, smoking a cigarette is to
have sex. Smoking a cigar is to truly love.
Finally, recommendations Cigar Manrique. Never smoke a cigar in windy areas (beaches,
mountains, sailing, etc.) Far from enjoying an incomparable flavor, will fight
to prevent rapid consumption. Neither smoke on an empty stomach. While some
smokers do, blend the flavors of a cigar with stomach acid is not good, either
for health or pleasure. Note that smoking a cigar after lunch the same qualities
somewhat frugal have a taste. The same cigar, the same quality, taste differ
from noon than at night if you smoked a well watered after dinner. Finally, do
not smoke in bed. Remember that the ashes that fall on the floor can be yours.
Experts say, "the art of
good cigar" is
also associated with a fine drink, andto peace and
serenity that provides little pleasure. One of the most glamorous tastingswhere "Manrique" part, is
"Habano - sommelier of La Habana, Cuba,
where tasters defined according
to their sensitivity and taste, the best pairingparticipating in
the contest where you choose the
most appropriate mix between cigarsand drinks. It
is indeed a delight that
can only appreciate those
who enjoy the pleasure
of a good snuff with the appropriate drink, able to
flavors and aromasat its
suggestions experienced. ..
Cigars StandBack advised Manrique
Lagavulin 16 años
VI de "Cohiba"
Chivas Regal 18 años
Springback 12 años
Diademas de Cuaba
&Mackay 30 años
Exhibición Numero 2 Romeo y Julieta
Cigar Malt 13 años 48,5°
Auchentoshan Three Word 43°
Cogñac Chateaux Fontpinot XO
de Monterrey Epicure 2
Cogñac Remy Martín Extra
Bolívar Coronas Gigantes
Armagnac Ducasting 1947
Lusitanias de Partagás
Brandy Carta Real de Cardenal Mendoza
Brandy Mascaro Rare XO
Coronas Gigantes de Bolívar
Brandy Jaime I
Robusto de Montecristo
Brandy Conde de los Andes
Robusto de Romeo y Julieta
Havana Club Reserva
Alejandro Vegas Robaina
Champagne Cuvee de Krug
Imperiales de Quai D´Orsay
Cigars for events
We send our
cigars to US