What are the
parts of a cigar?
There are three main components: the wrapper, binder and filler. While the wrapper’s main purpose is to keep the cigar intact, it contributes significantly to the flavor. Typically thinner and high-quality leaves are used. Binders are used to hold the tobacco together and come from the bottom of the plant. The filler is the collection of tobacco found in the center of the cigar. Long filler uses the entire tobacco leaf which stretches the length of the cigar. Short filler is made of tobacco scraps.
How do you
Cigars are stored in humidors. A humidor can be any container from a small box to a whole room that keeps a constant humidity, which is crucial to properly preserve them. It is undoubtedly a cigar lover’s precious treasure chest.
How are cigars
The most luxurious cigars make the top of the list for the same reason any other product does - they are handmade. The artistry and craftsmanship put into the commodity, which results in a quality experience, starts in the fields and the curing barns, and ends with hand-rolling. That finishing touch is very important. Machine-rolled cigars use wrappers that need to resist the power of the rolling machine, thus they are stripped of that extra sensation of flavor.
When talking cigar flavor, a recent trend has raised the bar. A certain treatment takes part after the cigars are fully manufactured, and if you haven't guessed it by now - think wine - it’s aging! Plain oak barrels are often used to let the cigars rest as they slowly enrich in flavor. Different types of cigars mature at different speeds in order to reach their full flavorful potential. Some of the finest cigars have barrel aged five, six, or even ten years!