CIGARS and drink pairings is a huge topic. Everyone has their favourite, and we’re here to tell you about a few today and in future columns, but – first, we’ll add the caveat that we wish could be stuck on all boxes of fine cigars instead of the disgusting so-called health warnings we have to endure. Why don’t they put a picture of a naked obese person on every burger wrapper?
OUR Top 5 cigars, recommended by our Sautter Family! Each week we’ll list your recommendations. This week comes from Laurence Davis.
Are there certain brands you don’t get on with? It would be unusual if their weren’t. As with all things in life, we have our predilections and prejudices, however well concealed they may be. I bet you a pound to a penny that while there are regular favourites in your smoking routine, there are also some fairly obvious candidates that never seem to make it.
Among the many things that the cigar offers those who take the time to get to know it, is the wisdom that comes with a balanced view of the world.
The art of handrolling cigars is one that’s easy to become blasé about. Once you’ve been around the cigar world for a while, you will get the privilege of seeing rollers quite regularly. While the travelling Havana expert roller itinerary, which used to see the best rollers from the city’s factories come over to regularly to showcase their talents in the UK, has been defunct for several years, if you’re lucky enough to hit the Cuban cigar shops, you’ll come across a roller soon enough.
It could be entitled ‘All You Ever Wanted To Know About Cigars, But Were Afraid To Ask.’ It isn’t. It’s just called Cigar Training. But Sautter is the only retailer in the UK which offers it. And it’s a great way to learn about cigars.