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
What causes “tunneling?”
Tunneling can be caused by one of two things:
When you light up, be sure you get a good even burn at the foot working your way from outer ring toward the center. The leaf at the center, usually Ligero, burns the slowest, and if the cigar really burns nicely, you should get a nicely formed cone, or “cherry” when you tap off the ash.