Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities primarily in Central America and the islands of the Caribbean, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, and Puerto Rico; it is also produced in the Eastern United States, the Mediterranean countries of Italy , Spain, Indonesia and the Philippines of Southeast Asia. The origins of cigar smoking are still unknown. A Guatemalan ceramic pot dating back to the tenth century features Mayan smoking tobacco leaves tied together with a string.
Quality cigars are always handmade an experienced cigar-roller can produce hundreds of very good, nearly identical, cigars per day. The rollers keep the tobacco moist especially the wrapper and use specially designed crescent-shaped knives, called chavetas, to form the filler and wrapper leaves quickly and accurately. Once rolled, the cigars are stored in wooden forms as they dry, in which their uncapped ends are cut to a uniform size. from this stage, the cigar is a complete product that can be "laid down" and aged for decades if kept as close to 21 °C (70 °F), and 70% relative humidity. Once purchased, proper storage is typically recommended in a cedar-inlayed humidor.
Most of the premium brands use different varieties of tobacco for the filler and the wrapper. Long filler cigars are a far higher quality of cigar, using long leaves throughout. These cigars also use a third variety of tobacco leaf, called a "binder", between the filler and the outer wrapper. This permits the makers to use more delicate and attractive leaves as a wrapper. These high-quality cigars almost always blend varieties of tobacco. Even Cuban long-filler cigars will combine tobaccos from different parts of the island to incorporate several different flavors.
I personally like to smoke a cigar in the company of my friends and family members whenever I get a chance. My Grandfather and Dad use to smoke fine imported cigarettes and cigars also. I have a good collection of pipes and tobacco at home and our store as well. I attend trade shows to taste and comb through hundreds of new products each year to bring you the best.
A fine cigar requires a good company, a proper place and a glass of very good Whiskey, Rum or Cognac along with some dark chocolate truffles. The combine taste of chocolate, spirit and cigar gives a very aromatic mouth feel.
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