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Cigars – The Second Cut

This is such a simple way to improve your cigars enjoyment I’m surprised more herfers aren’t aware of it.

When you clip your cigar, remove less of the cap than you usually do.  Then, when the stogie is somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3s finished, clip it again, taking off an 1/8 of an inch or so.

The second cut removes the tars that the tobacco has been filtering out, and you’ll find the flavor opens up and the thing just tastes better.

This works really well with a punch.  A lot of us don’t like punches because some cigars get skankey about half way down, but the second cut trick takes care of that.

Try this on your next cigar and you’ll be surprised at how much difference it makes.

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6 Comment(s)

  1. Try Hoyo de Monterrey’s Excalibur 1066 brand. They never seem to get stankey.

    Michael Tighe | Sep 27, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hoyo/Punch are among my favorites, and I like the 1066 (although the Rothchild Maduro is my go-to cigar). But try this trick with your next 1066. I think you’ll find it makes a great cigar better.

    Dave Hitt | Sep 28, 2007 | Reply

  3. That’s interesting. I usually use one of those cutters that you insert and twist, cutting out a 3/8″ hole. I’ll try it next time.

    Have you tried any of Rocky Patel’s cigars? Someone gave me a few and they were excellent.

    johnny virgil | Sep 28, 2007 | Reply

  4. I like Rocky’s too. I like a lot of different cigars. The variety available is one of the things that makes cigars so much fun.

    Dave Hitt | Oct 2, 2007 | Reply

  5. I’m bonkers for the CAO MX2 but they are hard to come by around here. Next time I fire one of those smoothies up I’ll try this trick.
    As the cats say: “nom nom nom”

    Neil Russell | Dec 3, 2007 | Reply

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    Jayce | Jan 7, 2009 | Reply

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