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!
Do small cigars, cigarillos, etc. improve with age like regular size cigars?
A: Café cigars are more of a niche market. You won’t find many hardcore cigar smokers smoking them on a regular basis. It’s usually more like they just want a short smoke every so often. Most good cigars will improve with age regardless of their size. The key is, the cigars have a better chance of doing so if they’re handmade like the Cohiba Pequeños shown here. Machine-made cigars, many of which are in the Café cigar category, don’t really “age” because of the chopped tobacco in them. They may mellow a little tho.