In this audio podcast, Dominican Republic native, Francisco Batista, talks to Gary Korb about his gig as General Manager and Premium Cigar Master Blender for Agio Caribbean Tobacco, whose brands include Royal Agio Cigars’ highly-acclaimed Balmoral and San Pedro de Macoris cigars. Click and listen now!
Clipping a wafer cigar
Q. Lately I’ve gotten into smoking the Java Claro Wafe and Acid Wafe cigars because I like the shape. The only problem I seem to have with them is when it comes to clipping. I’ve been using a double blade cutter, but because of the flatness of the cigar, sometimes it’s hard to get it in just the right position to get the right cut. Any suggestions?
– Robert in Pennsylvania
A. I would suggest using a V-cutter instead of a guillotine or double-blade. It will give you a nice clean cut, and open up just enough of the head to give you a good draw. Morevoer, the head will naturally open up a little more after a while just from holding the cigar in your mouth.