THE HABANO YOU PICK, THE WAY YOU CUT IT, LIGHT IT, SMOKE IT AND ABOVE ALL THE TASTES THAT YOU ENJOY ARE YOUR CHOICES AND YOURS ALONE.
However, there are some practical points to bear in mind. Here you can learn more about enjoying… The text and pictures below are from the very source itself - Habanos!
Habaons classify their cigars as Full, Medium to Full, Medium, Light to Medium, or Light. The different brands are tuned towards one of these flavours classes.
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SHAPES & SIZES
HABANOS COME IN LENGTHS FROM 100 TO 230 MM. EACH BRAND HAS ITS OWN CHARACTERISTIC STYLE OF FLAVOUR, BUT DIFFERENT VITOLAS CAN VARY THE SENSATION OF TASTE.The bigger the cigar, the richer the taste will tend to be, and the cooler the smoke.
Fat cigars burn slowly and deliver a large volume of rounder smoke that drenches the palate with the full mixture of flavours.
Thinner cigars smoke more quickly and concentrate the flavours on the tongue giving a slightly sharper taste.
NOVICES ARE ADVISED TO EXPERIMENT WITH A VITOLA THAT IS COMMON TO MANY BRANDS SUCH AS A PETIT CORONA AND START WITH ONE OF THE LIGHTER FLAVOURED MARQUES.
For more experienced smokers, the best guide is the amount of time at their disposal. Remember that a long filler Habano is constructed so that its flavour will intensify by stages as it is smoked. It is a great shame to abandon a Habano before it has had the chance to display its true colours. So pick a vitola you have the time to enjoy in its entirety.
THE CUT SHOULD BE MADE JUST ABOVE THE LINE WHERE THE CAP MEETS THE WRAPPER (ON FIGURADOS ABOUT 3MM FROM THE POINT).
You must create an aperture broad enough to ensure an unobstructed draw whilst retaining enough of the cap to stop the wrapper from unravelling.
A number of devices compete for the role. The most popular is the single or double bladed guillotine. Alternatively there are pairs of special cigar scissors. Another is the punch cutter with a circular blade. It removes a section from the cap, which preserves the shape of the cigars head, although it cannot cut pointed ends. Do not remove the band for fear of damaging the wrapper.
HERE WE APPLY TWO PRINCIPLES.The first is to light your cigar with an odourless flame. Always use a butane gas lighter, a wooden match or a spill. Never use a petrol lighter, a wax match or a candle because their aroma will permeate the cigar. The second is to take your time and do a thorough job. Nothing ruins the enjoyment of a Habano faster than the thin smoke you draw when it is badly lit. Here is a small ritual to help you get it right every time: Hold the foot of the cigar at 90 degrees to the flame and rotate it until the surface is evenly charred.
Place the Habano between your lips and, holding the flame a centimetre away, draw on it until the flame jumps onto the foot.
Continue to rotate the cigar.
There are in the world just a few things that are known without question to be the best of their kind. A Habano or Havana cigar is one of them.
We are specialised in Cuban cigars. All production from Cuba is distributed world-wide by Habanos S.A. - All cigars we sell are taken directly from Habanos.
Habanos has 28 brands.
This year, 2016, is the 60 year anniversary of the flagship brand of Habanos - Cohiba.