His father is one of the cigar industry’s legendary master blenders; Avo was his adopted uncle, he knows the cigar business inside and out. He’s also just a really nice guy: Klaas Pieter Kelner, Davidoff Cigars Brand Ambassador, who talks with us about growing up at the heart of the business, the appreciation of a fine cigar, and more
Dipping your cigars
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.