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Cigar 101: How to Taste a Cigar & Flavor Wheel (Infographics)

  Download    As mentioned in the above graphic, one very useful tool for identifying the flavors of a cigar is a flavor wheel. These helpful charts outline several common flavor descriptors (cocoa, earth, cedar, pepper, etc.) as grouped by core flavor components ( nuts, herbs and spices, woody, mineral, etc.) These can come in …

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Cigar 101 – Introduction to Cigar Wrappers

In this installment of our Cigar 101 Video Series Dane gives an overview of the most common cigar wrapper shades: Transcript: Hello and welcome to Cigars 101. My name is Dane with Best Cigar Prices. And today we’re going to cover wrappers. Now, wrappers are not only providing the aesthetic appeal to your cigars, but …

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Cigar 101: Wrapper’s Delight, Part 3 of 3

It’s time for the final installment of Cigar 101: Wrapper’s Delight. Now I’ll go over some of the darkest wrapper shades as well as a few oddball shades. Maduro Maduro means “mature” or “ripe” in Spanish, and that’s exactly what these dark brown leaves are. The process of making a true Maduro wrapper involves a …

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Cigar 101 – Wrapper’s Delight, Part 2 of 3

This installment of Wrapper’s Delight will cover some of the middle-ground of wrapper shades—Corojo, Criollo, Sumatra, and Habano. This is for smokers who tend to like spicier cigars and are curious as to why they have that distinctive bite. Or on the other hand, if you can’t stand fuller-bodied smokes, it’s always good to know …

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Cigar 101: Wrapper’s Delight, Part 1 of 3

One of the most frequently asked questions in the cigar biz is how much a wrapper contributes to the taste of a cigar. The general consensus seems to hover around 60 percent, though it can vary depending on the size of the cigar. Cigars with smaller ring gauges tend to have a bigger wrapper-to-filler ratio, …

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