Not terribly long ago, I decided that I wanted to cap off my night with a full bodied cigar. I was doing some reading and wanted something that wouldn’t require alot of attention and would stay lit while being left in the ashtray for longer than normal.
On a whim I decided to go with a cigar I don’t normally smoke, a Rocky Patel Edge Maduro. When I first pulled the cigar from the plastic bag that it came in, something didn’t quite feel right. I went ahead and ignored my suspicion and set it ablaze.
In between puffs I had a slight sticky sensation on my lips. I wiped my hand across my mouth and was surprised to find brown residue on my hand. After getting my lips cleaned off, I wet the cigar and wiped my thumb across the head and found the same substance on my hand.
While digging through my humidor I came across my one remaining Rocky Patel Edge and decided to ask the people on twitter a simple question in regards to the process of dying cigars. The image below shows several of the answers that I received, and I’d like to get your opinion as well.