Spill

A strip of Spanish cedar used for lighting a cigar in a very fashionable, formal way. A spill is lit, using a candle, match, lighter or other flame, and then used to slowly toast the foot of a cigar. Spills burn slowly, and in some cigar bars a member of the waitstaff might use one that is more than a foot long to light a cigar. Spills can create very long, thin, messy ashes, so care must be taken when using this method.