First Cigar Lighting

Embarking on the ritual of lighting a cigar for the first time may seem daunting, but it needn’t be with our straightforward guidance. Equip yourself with the following essentials:

  • A superior butane lighter or wooden matches for an authentic touch.
  • A precision cigar cutter or finely honed scissors.

Steps to Light Your Cigar:

  1. Prepare the Cigar: Utilise your cigar cutter or sharp scissors to execute a neat, perpendicular incision at the cigar’s head (the end you place in your mouth). Be mindful not to remove too much, lest the cigar starts to disintegrate.
  2. Toast the Foot: Angle the cigar at 45 degrees, positioning the foot (the open end) above the lighter’s flame. Rotate the cigar gradually, ensuring the heat envelops the entire foot. This pre-lighting technique promotes an even burn.
  3. Initiate the Lighting: With the foot warmed, place the cigar between your lips and draw in a slow, controlled breath. This action pulls the flame to the cigar, initiating the combustion.
  4. Rotate and Inhale: Maintain the 45-degree angle, rotating the cigar gently while inhaling at a measured pace. Keep exposing the cigar to the flame until an even light is achieved, usually within one to two minutes.
  5. Relish the Moment: With your cigar lit, it’s time to indulge. Inhale leisurely, appreciating the nuanced flavours and scents. Recall, cigars are crafted for unhurried enjoyment – so allow yourself to luxuriate in the ritual.

Remember, the essence of cigar smoking is to relish it at leisure, so pace yourself and revel in the experience.

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