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Dipping your cigars

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Q. Can you comment on dipping a cigar into liquor to enhance its taste?
– Jonathanin Maryland

A. I first witnessed this about seven years ago when I saw a fellow cigar industry executive dip the head of his cigar in his glass of scotch. I’ve tried it occasionly with Port. Actually, it’s not too bad, but the flavor of the liquor tends to dissipate rather quickly. However, I don’t think it enhances the flavor of the cigar any more than just following a puff with a sip. It’s one of those things worth trying at least once. The downside is, it tends to make the head mushy.

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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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