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Are there any good “chewing” cigars?

Q. My father,who has been a long time cigar smoker recently had a pacemaker placed in his heart. The doctors advised him not to smoke anymore. He likes to chew on a cigar but has complained that most of the premium cigars he use to smoke don’t have a pleasant taste. Any suggestions on cigars that are more flavorable when chewed on?
– J.P. in Denison, TX

A. Funny you should mention it because I once brought an Olor Fuerte Robusto to a poker game only to find out there no smoking was allowed. So, I decided to chew on it, and to my surprise, it was pretty darn good.

Here are a couple of others that might do the trick. Both have a sweetened cap, one has mocha-java flavors if you think those attributes would appeal to him.

Flor de Oliva (in the “natrual” Sumatra wrapper) – Sweetened cap, well-packed, rich Nicargauan tobacco flavor.

Solo Cafe – Sweetend cap, prime tobaccos, coffee and mocha essences.

All three are high in quality and great buys.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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