The Five Proper Steps to Smoking a Cigar.

Posted July 26, 2006 by Adam Gautsch
  • Pour three fingers of Blanton's bourbon into a rocks glass. If ice is needed, three cubes is all that is allowed--no more and no less. Drinking Blanton's neat is just fine, but every once in a while I like to invoke the Donny Draper defense.*
  • Select a cigar you like. It could an itsaboy as far as I'm concerned. As long as you like the taste, smell, etc.
  • Cut the proper end and then briefly dip in the bourbon.
  • Light the sun of bitch. Any way you like: match, lighter, the sun and magnifying glass--anyone who says they can tell the difference is lying.
  • Sit on your side porch, listen to Radio Margaritaville, and enjoy the smoke.

*To paraphase DD on putting ice in his bourbon. I'm from the south and we like our drinks cold. We put ice in our tea, we serve our beers cold, and some of us like ice in our bourbon.

7 Comments

olivier blanchard ~ July 26, 2006

Which end again?

Adam Gautsch ~ July 27, 2006

The proper one.

Evan Tishuk ~ July 27, 2006

Olivier, if you're in the neighborhood, give a ring and we'll all swing by the downtown tobacconist for some fesh stogies, then walk over to maybe Sassafras and order up some bourbon. I don't know where they offer Radio Margaritaville, but maybe if there's a band playing outside they'll do requests.

olivier blanchard ~ July 28, 2006

You're on.

Donny Draper ~ April 10, 2007

This is the only proper way to drink bourbon.

robert padilla ~ August 09, 2006

People don't like to inhale...but I seem to really enjoy it

garry ~ November 20, 2008

Thanks for the tips, I am not a cigar expert so I need all the help I can get to handle this right... Apparently things are more complicated than I thought initially.

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