Originally Posted by jazzman
The old rules about cigar strength can pretty much be tossed out the window. Many dark wrappers are smooth and sweet tasting. Many light brown shade grown wrappers are on the cigars that can blow the top of your head off. IMO, length of a cigar has nothing to do with strength. The length of a cigar is more about how long you want to smoke. 20-30 minutes... go with a petite corona, 45-50 minutes... try a robusto or corona... more than an hour... go with the big guys, churchill or double corona. Ring size will not only influence flavor but also how cool the cigar burns. A larger ring will burn cooler than small ring.
As far as having mead... if you like it... go for it. You may find it enhances the enjoyment of some cigars and not for others. There is no right or wrong when it comes to matching cigars and beverages. If you like it... it's right.
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