To create premium infused cigars the tobacco leaves are hung in curing rooms while different types of herbs, botanicals, and essences such as coffee, cognac, and fruits are sprayed onto the leaves. The constant humidity in these barns gently soak these special ingredients gently into each leaf. In time, each cigar takes on the flavor of the chosen ingredient. How the ingredients are made, and how the infusion process doesn’t completely overpower the tobacco is a well-kept industry secret. Just ask the folks at Drew Estate the current leader in the infused cigar industry.
There are only handful of premium manufactures that make flavored cigars. Unlike the machine made market where most of the brands utilize some sort of flavoring.
To keep cost down, the domestic segment treats the tobaccos with syrups that come pre-made in gigantic drums. These drums are attached to a machine that sprays the liquids onto the binder. The result is tons of resonant flavors, but a muted tobacco taste.
One company Swisher has changed all that. In creating their popular Backwoods line, special machines are used just for this particular cigar. They have also refined their process by using higher quality oils so that the particular fruit berry, or liquor in each Backwoods is purer tasting and doesn’t overpower the great tobacco taste, so you get the best of both worlds. So, how is this accomplished? Once again, this is a company secret, but once you smoke the Backwoods Honey, the Honey Berry, Black ‘N Sweet Aromatic or the Honey Bourbon, you will immediately notice a big difference in taste from many of the inferior brands.