While I could go into a long drawn out diatribe on cognitive defusion, I won’t put anyone unnecessarily through that; instead however it’s time to ere on the side of Acid’s infused cigars. The key point to note is they are not flavored cigars.

Alright, unless you’ve already done one of Drew Estate’s “Cigar Safari’s” (I wish), then it’s fair to say that the processes to which an Acid is born is bordering on the unknown for most, which is where one tends to see the stigma being born too. Anyone who has aged cigars can tell you that the cigars will marry (a transference of the essential oils and characteristics of one cigar with another or multiple) with those around them, in turn completely redefining the intended cigar to be aged, unless separated by sufficient distance or partitioned of by well a cedar partition. Now it’s my understanding here that Drew Estate goes far and wide to gather unique tobaccos, spices, oils, etc. to craft their Acid cigars; but here’s where things get interesting, it’s time to think of the loose unrolled tobaccos’ hanging in their respective aroma rooms as monopole magnets. They literally absorb or draw in the aromas and oils, around them, in turn almost thoroughly redefining them to the core, but not completely wiping the slate clean, they still retain at some level they’re own uniqueness, otherwise there would be no point to use anything remotely exotic. And once the bunch, binder, and wrapper come together what do you get? A work of art, an Acid!

But where does the stigma come from? is it from the process of infusion itself, confusing infusion for flavoring, or just plain old prudence? If it’s the latter, then get over yourself and at least try one, but be open minded about, don’t assume you wont like it because you happen to normally think that way, oh and don’t get hung up over the names of the individual acids, so what if they’re not under the traditional styling of the various figurado and parejo shapes, Toro, Diadema. Oh and by the way they’re also not counter-culture cigars, the closest cigars that may be considered counter-culture might be Lars Tetens, but even that’s a stretch.

Flavoring is the most direct and practically time-less way of adding unnatural flavors to a cigar, and that’s the prime antithesis of what makes an Acid, an Acid; just look at the names and don’t think they’re going to be bad ~ Acid Red Line’s Nasty… far from nasty, a pleasant mix of rosewater, chocolate truffles, calvados, cinnamon, etc. Flavoring is just going to be one distinct… and rather foul flavor (when you take into consideration the fact that all of the original characteristics of the tobaccos’ being flavored, are well intact) and these tend to lead to marriages wreak havoc on your senses, and for people who strive to savor, you just cannot have your senses derailed like that. So a cigar is more than just a name, it’s an experience!

A word of advice here, as with any cigar, to determine whether or not you’ll like one, give a line of cigars at least a two stick try, and really that goes for any cigar in general. Because you’re palette may be off, or you ate something that didn’t agree with you, or just any variety of reasons, it never hurts to try something again because you didn’t take to it the first go around.

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