What is a flavored cigar?
A flavored cigar is a cigar made with flavored/specially treated tobacco leaves. Tobacco leaves can take on flavor and/or scent from the surrounding air. If the leaves are aged or fermented in a controlled room that has let’s say …orange blossoms in it. The tobacco leaves will absorb the aroma from the air and store it in the leaf. When this “orange” flavored tobacco leaf is burned, it will smell and taste “orangey”. You can use many different scented plants/flowers to infuse spice or fragrance into tobacco leaves. It’s quite ingenious.
Flavors can also come from liquids like rum, scotch, whiskey, tequila, coffee, etc. If the liquid is atomized in a controlled room, tobacco leaves will absorb the liquor fumes and take on the smell and flavor. Some cigar companies age tobacco inside used rum barrels. The leaves are left in the empty rum barrels for up to 30 days. Nothing is finer than a cigar and some rum.
ACID Cigars from Drew Estate are prime examples of flavored cigars. They use special Aroma Rooms to infuse flavors into the tobacco leaves. They use over 150 different herbs, oils and botanicals in these aroma rooms. The tobacco ages in these rooms and soaks up the rich aromas. There is nothing like an ACID cigar. Sweet and enchanting.