Cigar rolling is a process that requires a high level of precision and skill. If you consider yourself a cigar aficionado, you know that achieving the perfect cigar begins in the fields when carefully selecting our tobacco leaves.
At Avanti Cigar Company, we use only the finest dark fire-cured tobacco from Kentucky and Tennessee to make our cigars, and we have perfected our process to guarantee you’re getting a high-quality experience in each pack. Rolling is one of the most important steps in our process when it comes to producing the Avanti cigars you know and love, and there is a specific way we do it to achieve the best possible results. Keep reading to learn more about the rolling process of Avanti cigars!
How We Roll
Once we have hand-selected the finest Kentucky and Tennessee tobacco leaves and fire-cure them to perfection, the fermentation process begins. During fermentation, the tobacco bales are left under the pressure of their own weight at specific temperatures that increase during transformation. At the end of fermentation, the tobacco releases its natural sugars, which offer a sweeter and more balanced flavor.
Next, the rolling process begins! To roll our cigars, we use special rolling machines to combine the wrapper and “fill” tobacco to form the cigar. “Fill” tobacco is exactly what it sounds like- a master blend of tobacco that is used to fill the inside of the cigar. At Avanti, we use two types of tobacco; the master blend fill tobacco, and special leaves used as wrappers. Because the wrapper encases the cut master tobacco twice, we don’t use a binder. After each end of the cigar is clipped, we then place the wet cigars into long wooden trays and transfer them to our drying rooms.
Now that you have a better understanding of how Avanti cigars are rolled and what makes them so special, you can shop for your favorite cigars with ease!