Among the best qualities about cigars are their uniqueness; different types of cigars have different types of flavors and scents. However, you are really missing the boat if you don’t look into uniquely shaped cigars. There are many shapes of cigars available, and that’s yet another aspect that makes this hobby so exciting. There are large cigars, thin cigars and now even egg-shaped cigars.
The size matters in this field, because the size is directly related to what the cigar tastes like. Usually the longer the cigar, the more complex the flavor. Well, one of the most bizarre shapes out there is the egg shape, which is a gigantic cigar that’s not literally in the shape of an egg, but has an egg-like bulging middle section. As of this writing, there is only one company making this egg and it’s known as The Natural by Drew Estate. The question is, what does the egg taste like? Eggy, perhaps? Cigar lovers had different opinions.
Reactions ranged from tasting chocolate-like flavors to complaining about the size of the cigar—a long smoke for sure! Some smokers claimed it tasted buttery, while others claim that as you smoked longer, towards the bulge of the egg shape, it tasted better. Criticism of the cigar focused on the novelty-oriented design, uneven burning, and with an awkward shape. Nevertheless, there were many people that enjoyed the complexities of the flavor.
The cigar is labeled as a medium to full body cigar and recommended for connoisseurs. You definitely don’t want to smoke a giant egg for your first puff! The wrapper itself is made from Nicaraguan leaf. The filler inside the cigar is a combination of black tobacco varieties from all over the world, including Turkey and Syria. The smoke is exceptionally thick and most everyone agreed that the ash held together very well—despite the huge egg. How did they make that strange design? It involves making a larger external leaf that can hold more tobacco leaves than your typical thin leaf, and the size actually relates to the wide variety of tobaccos included.
It almost looks as if your regular cigar became a snake and ate your other pack of cigars. That’s the joy of cigar smoking. There’s always something new when you become a cigar hobbyist; new shapes, new flavors and new scents. It’s all about variety and the puff of the moment. So live dangerously and order some of these yearly novelties. Comparing and sharing your views with other cigar lovers across the world is half the fun.
You can still find the egg cigar and specially made accessories for cutting in at cigar shops all across the net.How Are Egg Shaped Cigars Made? by David Sabot