The Making of a Cigar
A Cigar is a firmly rolled bundle of dried fermented tobacco that a smoker puts in their mouth ignites and inhales the smoke.
The making of a cigar goes through a process which involves numerous tasks. First the tobacco is cured and fermented, then the tobacco leaves are graded and sorted into categories such as; quality, size, texture and colour. They are then tightly packed and pressed together into bales.
Cigars consist of three components that establish taste and flavour, filler, binder and wrapper.
The filler is the core of the cigar and consists of a mixed bunch of threshed leaves without stems. The filler can contain up to 30 different types of tobacco, which is blended to shape the desired taste and strength.
The binder is a supple part of the leaf in which the filler is rolled together to form a bunch.
The wrapper is the visible part of the cigar and is crucial to the cigars taste and appearance.
For those just getting started with Cigars you will also need some Cigar Accessories such as Cigar Cutters, Cigar Cases and Cigar Humidors to keep your Cigars fresh.