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Q & A: Balanced Cigars

How can I tell if a cigar is balanced?

3/04/14 | by GV of Kalamazoo, MI

​While reading through any sort of material about cigars, you most likely have come across the term “balanced” when referring to a blend. So what does this mean? Your tongue is divided to pick up four main “tastes”. These are: salt, sweet, sour, and bitter. A balanced cigar should hit all four of these equally leaving a pleasant taste, while an unbalanced blend will often over sensitize the taste buds in a certain area of the palate. A master blender is highly adept at crafting a cigar that perfectly plays on these four sensations creating an utterly unique, complex cigar. 

by Dave

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