How are flavored cigars different from other cigars?
Flavored cigars are inherently different from other cigars as they have been infused with an oil or syrup that imparts flavoring into the cigar. While the growing, harvesting and aging process of the tobacco used in flavored cigars is the same as other premium cigars, flavored cigars are often aged for a shorter period. The purpose of aging these cigars for a shorter amount of time is based on the premise that the cigar will pick up the flavoring being used. As a result, the flavored cigar will taste similar to the flavor being imparted by the manufacturer.
While the underlying ideology of flavoring cigars remains the same, manufacturers used different methods of flavoring cigars. Some manufacturers spray the tobacco that will be used in the cigar, with a flavoring agent. In contrast, others use oils in some of the tobacco leaves and mix it in directly with non-flavored tobacco leaves. However, other manufacturers infuse the tobacco leaves with flavoring agents overtime. In using this process to infuse flavored cigars, the cigar will continue to maintain a subtle hint of flavor, rather than a deep flavoring element.
Although many seasoned cigar smokers have strong feelings pertaining to flavored cigars, sales of flavored cigars have substantially increased over the past few years. In a recent study, researchers found that flavored cigars composed half of all cigars sold by mass merchants since 2018. This finding suggests that flavored cigars are among the most commonly smoked cigars in the United States.
What are the most popular types of flavored cigars
There are countless flavors of flavored cigars. While individuals tend to develop preferences, the most popular flavored cigars in the United States based on volume of sales are fruits, candies and sweets, wine, liquor and cocktail flavors, mint and menthol and clove.