The ritual of the smoke
Are you asking yourself if we’re serious about suggesting that someone needs a primer in how to smoke a cigar? You take it out of its package and light up, right?
Smoking a cigar is, or should be a pleasurable experience. It is an experience defined by a ritual that will become uniquely yours. Your ritual begins the moment you take that cigar out of the box or remove the cellophane. What happens next could sometimes be described in romantic or perhaps almost religious terms.
No, don’t laugh. Watch cigar master Al Remp describe the process and you’ll understand. Whether you’re about to light your very first cigar, or your 10,000th, this will help you appreciate the “Ritual of the Smoke.”
Then, in that afterglow moment, please take a second to tell us what the highlight of the whole experience is to you. Is it that first draw, or the relaxation that grows in the middle? And, what does your ritual include? Guillotine, v-cutter or? Remove the band, or no?