Happy Wednesday, folks!
I remember once, a friend that didn’t enjoy cigars told me that real cigar smokers only use matches or strips of wood. I explained that some may, but it’s not necessarily indicative of a real cigar enthusiast. Which got me thinking:
How Do You Light Your Cigars?
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Personally, if I had to use long wooden matches or cedar spills every time to light my cigar, I’d be in a world of hurt! My patience couldn’t handle soft flames of this sort during the 100 Days of Wind. To that end, I almost exclusively enjoy the convenience and precision of a torch lighter.
For the light itself, I prefer to do what I call the Toast and Roast. Rather than bringing it up to my mouth and puffing, turning, and lighting, I just continue the toasting process until I have an even light across the whole foot of the cigar.
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Ideally, I work from the outside in, giving the wrapper and binder my attention first before circling back around to ignite the filler tobaccos.
And of course, there’s no wrong way to enjoy your cigar! Let us know your process in the comments below.
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