Onyx Reserve cigars have enjoyed a very loyal following; now, this modern classic gets kicked up a few notches with the Onyx Esteli, created by AJ Fernandez. An all-Nicaraguan core gets treated to an almost pitch-black San Andrés wrapper; it sounds tasty on paper…but did Onyx Esteli pass our panel’s taste bud test? Watch now, and find out!
Even More Fan Mail: The Advisors Answer More Cigar Questions
Fan Mail: Even More of Your Cigar Questions Answered…
The Advisors are ringing-in the new year with more answers to your cigar questions! This month, you’ll also have a chance to meet the newest member of the crew, Fred Lunt, who’s covering an easy how-to on pairing cigars with after-dinner drinks, following different types of meals.
During our last round of Fan Mail videos, we covered the best reasons for taking a cigar factory tour, when cigars were invented, how the number of draws you take on your cigar affects its flavor, and how to keep cigars fresh in only a partially-filled humidor.
In addition to Fred’s video on cigar pairings, below are the blurbs for all of the questions we rounded-up. As always, we appreciate your comments and sharing these videos with other cigar smokers. If you’ve got a question, let us know either in a comment or send us a message via Facebook or one of our social media channels.
Cigar Question #1: What are the new rules for buying Cuban cigars?
By Tommy Zman
Confusion reigns when it comes to the rules about Cuban cigars and we’re constantly being asked what’s the real deal when it comes to Habanas entering the United States. Jerry from Duluth, Minnesota says he’s confused, as are most people. While things are still a tad vague, I will share with you the new laws along with what you can and can’t do… for now, that is.
Cigar Question #2: What are some good cigars and after-dinner drink pairings with different meals?
By Fred Lunt
Finding the right after-dinner smoke isn’t always easy. Heck, the sheer number of flavor pairings alone can make your head spin, like our friend Paul from Pittsburgh. Here’s my video with a few tips to help you match your after-dinner cigar and drink with any meal.
Cigar Question #3: How can I avoid cigar nausea?
By Gary Korb
Bill in Selma, Alabama wrote to say that he’s had some nausea issues while smoking cigars on a couple of occasions, asking how this can happen and if there was any way to avoid it. Even the most experienced cigar smoker can have a run-in with “Mr. Queasy.” So, to learn how you, too, can avoid getting what I call “cigar nausea,” watch my video.
Cigar Question #4: Cello on or off in a travel humidor?
By John Pullo
Jacob in Fredericksburg, Virginia wrote us with an interesting twist on what is probably THE most often-asked cigar questions we get: storing cigars with the cellophane on or off. While I can’t promise that we’ll solve that great mystery today once and for all, I can tell you that when it comes to travel humidors – there is right, and there is wrong when it comes to keeping cigars in their cellos…and we have Jacob’s new baby girl to thank for helping get us the answer! See my response to this part of the great cellophane debate, in my video below.
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