The Spanish word "cigarillo" means "small cigar." Some cigarillos are even smaller than cigarettes, which means you can smoke them much more quickly than a standard cigar.
To make the most of your cigarillo, use these tips.
Cigarillo Smoking: The Basics
Take your cigarillo from the packet and place the tapered end between your lips. Light the tapered end using a lighter or match. Handle the cigarillo by holding it between your thumb and forefinger, using your middle finger for support.
Suck the cigarillo smoke into your mouth and enjoy the rich taste. As when smoking a cigar, you should not inhale the smoke into your lungs. Instead, simply hold the smoke in your mouth for a few moments and then open your mouth to release it.
Cigarillo etiquette is not exactly the same as the etiquette for smoking a cigar. Whereas cigars are typically an after-dinner indulgence, cigarillos are ideal for cocktail parties. Their small size means that they burn quickly compared to cigars, so you can enjoy them in the relatively informal setting of a cocktail party. However, you should avoid smoking your cigarillo excessively fast. One puff per minute is plenty.
More Etiquette Tips
Some etiquette tips apply equally to cigars and cigarillos. Smoking during a meal is usually frowned upon, so it is best to wait until after dessert. Remember to knock the ash that builds up on the end of the cigarillo into an ashtray. Do not allow it to build up, which will result in it falling onto your pants or onto the table or carpet. If you want to offer someone else a cigarillo, offer them the box and allow them to select their own. Offer your lighter or matches, rather than lighting the cigar for them.
VILLIGER produces high-quality cigars and cigarillos. VILLIGER produces every premium cigarillo by hand, drawing on experience and knowledge that has been developed within this family owned business since 1888. Use the tips given here to feel at home enjoying VILLIGER cigarillos in a high-class setting.