The Knack: How to smoke a cigar, by Gordon Mott
Saturday 27 September 1997
You shouldn't inhale or smoke it like a cigarette - ie, repeated puffs as quickly as possible - as it can get too hot and affect the flavour. It's not a bad idea to take a puff, set a cigar down and let it burn for a minute or so and then have another puff. Everyone has their own rhythm. You can let it go out but after the second or third relighting, the smoke gets harsher. The main thing is not to rush it: if you can smoke in a relaxed way, that's when the true nature of a cigar comes out." Ann Treneman
Gordon Mott is managing editor of `Cigar Aficionado' magazine
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