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The Value of Oil

Why is an oily wrapper considered a good wrapper?
Posted: November 18, 2013

Basically, it keeps things cool.

Despite the differences in the way oil appears, oil in wrapper leaf indicates that the cigar has been well humidified (oil secretes from tobacco at 70 to 72 percent humidity) and that the smoke should be relatively cool.

A cool smoke is a tastier one, because your nose and mouth can pick up more nuance than just hot, carbonized tobacco flavor.

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