08 Feb The truth is in the cigar ash
How to tell if your cigar is of the highest quality? The ashes left in your ashtray can speak volumes about the quality of your cigar. Here a few simple tips to determining the quality of your cigar.
First, note how fast your cigar burns. A cigar that seems to burn too quickly or produces a ash that break apart easily chances are you have a lower quality cigar. If the ashes seem too messy, and don’t break apart together, this may also indicate a lower quality cigar. Next, check the color of the ashes. If the ash color seems to change, the tobacco leaf mix may be of poorer quality.
The highest quality cigars, those that are well packed, will burn very slowly and burn stiff ash. The ‘stiff ash’ can remain intact up to two to three inches long, and remain on the cigar without breaking apart. A high quality cigar can be burned down to the nub.