April’s Cigar of the Month Club Selections

Ever find yourself wishing you could carry on a truly intelligent conversation with other cigar smokers? Do you hesitate to put yourself out there because you just aren’t 100% sure of the terms they may use? Here are some vocabulary words from your Clubs of America’s Cigar of the Month Club that you can use with pure confidence:

Ever hear the term “Don’t put your foot in your mouth?” That really holds true when discussing cigars. No —really — the FOOT of the cigar does NOT go in your mouth. It’s the end that you light.

So what end DOES go in your mouth? That would be the HEAD. It’s sealed, so you must either snip it, cut it, or if you’re a cowboy, bite it off and spit it out, before lighting up.
The barber-pole is not the mesmerizing tube out front of where you used to get your hair cut. When heard in cigar conversation, it means a cigar that resembles that old-fashioned pole. The alternating spirals of a BARBER POLE cigar are achieved by the use of two or more different colored pieces of wrapper leaves, overlapped as the cigar is formed.

A cigar KNOT is really not a knot. Think of it more like an obstruction. This happens when the filler tobacco is inadvertently twisted as the cigar is made. It renders a cigar unsmokeable because the smoke cannot navigate through the knot. If your smoke won’t smoke, a knot might be the culprit. You can open the airway by carefully pushing a small pointed rod of some type down the center of the cigar. The obstruction is usually found near the band area, so try going that far, further if necessary.

If somebody says something about “a really big salmon,” and you think “huge fish,” chances are your hearing is impaired. A SALAMONE is a type of PERFECTO cigar. A perfecto always is fashioned with a point at both ends of the smoke. Some perfectos are radically tapered with a flared foot. To be a salamone, the overall length must be at least 8 inches.

Trick Question: If both ends are tapered, which end do you light? Answer: Always light the un-sealed foot end.A Few Cigar Vocabulary Words…Ever find yourself wishing you could carry on a truly intelligent conversation with other cigar smokers? Do you hesitate to put yourself out there because you just aren’t 100% sure of the terms they may use? Here are some vocabulary words from your favorite Cigar of the Month Club that you can use with pure confidence:

Featured Countries of Origin Include
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HONDURAS & NICARAGUA

Take a Close Look at this Month’s Cigar Selections . . .

SN# 31236: DREW ESTATE NATURAL LTD. PIMP STICKS 25 / $110.00

  • Nationality: Nicaraguan
  • Appearance: MEDIUM bodied, 6.0; 52 ring; Featuring a genuine Cameroon wrapper
  • Personality: Rare Dutch tobaccos pump rich, velvet flavors of coffee, cream, cloves and pepper; Truly a treat for the senses!

SN# 31237: CAIN DAYTONA ROBUSTO 20 / $100.00

  • Nationality: Nicaraguan
  • Appearance: MEDIUM bodied, 5.0; 50 ring; Dressed up in handsome Nicaraguan wrapper leaves
  • Personality: This robusto is made of 100% straight ligero blends from the Jalapa Valley. Rich, flavorful, smooth, well balanced.

SN# 31238: GURKHA VINTAGE SHAGGY GRAN TORPEDO 20 / $65.00

  • Nationality: Dominican
  • Appearance: MEDIUM bodied, 7.0; 56 ring; In an enticing chocolaty-brown 8-year-old wrapper
  • Personality: A distinctive cigar with a shaggy exposed foot, it’s a perfectly balanced recipe of vintage tobaccos. A “must try.”

SN# 31239: VARINA FARMS WINTER WARMER BELICOSO 10 / $50.00

  • Nationality: Honduran Appearance: MEDIUM-FULL bodied, 5.5; 54 ring; With a jet-black CT Havana Media Tiempo wrap
  • Personality: Unique robusto/torpedo hybrid w/pigtail cap, limited to 3,000 boxes. Bold strength, rich profile, powerful.

SN# 31240: La DIFERENCIA CUBANA PRESIDENTE 30 / $50.00

  • Nationality: Dominican
  • Appearance: MILD bodied, 8.0; 50 ring: Gift wrapped in a smooth chestnut Nicaraguan wrapper.
  • Personality: Tall and lean, this smoke is sweet and gentle with a soothing finish. Creamy, butter-smooth bouquet is relaxing.

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