Gary reviews 10 “Top Shelf” Maduro cigars: If you love the natural sweetness and savory aroma of Maduro wrapper, these dark discoveries are sure to please cigar smokers at every level of experience.
Bands on or off?
It matters not to me whether the band is left on while the cigar is being smoked; really, who cares? Someone unfamiliar with cigars, and the bands on the cigars, is not going to be impressed by a paper ring. And, those who are familiar with cigars – especially a connoisseur smoker – can immediately tell by the ‘perfume’ in the air whether the cigar is quality or not. In my opinion, band on or band off – lit or un-lit – there’s nothing finer than a Fuente Curly Head maduro.
– Donald Neal McKay, Inman, SC