There are plenty of great occasions in which smoking a cigar is an excellent way to celebrate. It allows people to bond over conversation that is more than the cookie cutter, “hello, how are you?” because cigars do last for a good amount of time, as many cigar aficionados are aware. Regardless of whether you’re at a celebration like a wedding or the birth of a newborn, or you’re just going to the cigar lounge to enjoy a handcrafted custom cigar, there is common etiquette you want to follow.
While some of the tips we’ve compiled at Cigar Ink may seem obvious, you’d be surprised at how many of the common courtesies get overlooked.
5 Cigar Etiquette Tips to Remember
- If a conversation is ongoing, don’t interrupt it. This goes beyond cigar smoking, but people who are engaging in conversation over a cigar are usually decently invested in the current conversation. Therefore, don’t interrupt, although you may be eager to jump in, give it a moment until the subject changes for you to dive in. Conversations over cigars, especially if they’re handcrafted should be calm, cool, and collected.
- Don’t compare whose is better. Everyone has their preference on taste, so unless you’re complementing on the cigar’s chosen – not commenting – don’t judge anyone’s style. If you’re just hanging around a cigar lounge, everyone has chosen their cigar for a reason, if you don’t like their choice, just don’t mention it.
- Don’t bring a cigar to a cigar lounge. If you’re going to a cigar lounge, we understand how you’d want to pull out one of your custom engraved cigars, but there’s a time and place for those and in someone else’s lounge where they sell cigars isn’t it. Buy from the lounge.
- Don’t comment on someone’s way of smoking. Each cigar smoker has their own habit, especially if their seasoned. However, regardless of whether their style is right or wrong, it’s best to keep that opinion to yourself. Let them enjoy their stogie the way they’d like the enjoy it.
- Don’t become an unofficial consultant. While complaints are bad, no one wants to have someone consistently commenting on their lounge, the way they smoke, or the cigars they offer. If the owner of the lounge is looking for advice on changing his shop around, he’ll advise who he chooses.
Need Well-Crafted Cigars?
If you’re looking for well crafted, custom engraved cigars for an event, celebration, or just to have, check out our website at Cigar Ink. Not only can we engrave cigars with logos, names, dates, etc, but we also sell some high end humidors that will keep your cigars nice and fresh