There are many theories out there on how to properly smoke a cigar. Many smokers claim to have sufficient knowledge to tell others how to smoke and what methods of smoking they should avoid. Many of these self-proclaimed experts state that the only way to properly smoke a cigar is to only smoke half of each one. So, is it true that you should only smoke a cigar halfway? The answer to this question differs with each cigar smoker.
The fact of the matter is that the overall flavor and taste of a cigar undergoes some changes as it is being smoked. The closer you get to the end of the cigar the more noticeable the difference in the flavor will be. There are many individuals who smoke cigars all the way to the end who enjoy the change in flavor and taste. The change in flavor is often something that is an acquired taste and is honestly not for everyone. What it comes down to is what your own personal smoking preferences are.
Even if you only smoke the cigar halfway, you will still experience some change in the flavor. The difference is that at the beginning and toward the middle of the cigar, the change in flavor is more subtle. As stated earlier, it is simply a matter of personal preference.Will Putting Out A Cigar Halfway Through Ruin The Taste? by David Sabot