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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Selecting the Right Cigar Leafs for Manufacturing

Now that we have discussed various types of cigar tastes - mild, medium and full body - and the taste senstations and time of day for your smoking pleasures, we will discuss selecting cigars based on how they are manufactured.

Here's the process: seeds; planting; weather; location of the farm; harvesting; drying barns; curing; fermenting; selection; stripping; examination. This is followed by storage for several years at perfect internal temperatures of each bale and finally a complete inventory by brand name to ensure consistent taste from Box #1 to Box #10,000.

This is an exact science and every manufacturer strives for it. The pride of accomplishment rests with you, the consumer.

There are so many necessary steps before a type of cigar is manufactured, the man hours invovled really make this product unique.

More to follow...

By Al Remp, product specialist and trainer, Thompson Cigar.

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