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Cigars without ligero

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Q. Are there any premium cigars blended without ligero tobacco?

A. Although the “standard” recipe for blending premium cigars is comprised of ligero, viso, and seco tobaccos, some mild cigars do not use ligero. However, more and more full-bodied cigar brands are appearing that have no ligero in their blending recipe – which goes to show that, with all the knowledge tobacco growers and blenders have developed over the years, today anything is possible.

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. 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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