Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A lesson in patience.....


Occasionally, I enjoy a rum infused cigar.  To this end, I take a number of decent cigars, in this case Tabantillas, and carefully apply Bacardi spiced rum by fingertip.  Several applications are required, slowly letting it soak in.

The patience comes from the waiting that follows, as they must rest before they will be suitable for smoking.  Sometimes for months.... and months.... and months......


3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Ohhhh NICE!

Phil Kraemer said...

Arthur,

I believe that most cigar companies that infuse their products don't actually allow the liquid to touch the cigar. The process for infusing large numbers of cigars is probably not practical for home use, but if your procedure requires you to store them for months at a time anyway, maybe you should try an experiment with a scaled down infusion process.

You would need an airtight container, some way to suspend the cigars in the container and a liquified source of the infusion product. Perhaps a sponge or cotton cloth saturated with the rum. You would close the cigars in the container for a long period of time.

This would be similar to re-hydrating cigars that had gotten dried out only you would substitute the infusion liquid for distilled water.

Carteach said...

Phil,

Likely I used the term 'infused' incorrectly. Perhaps I should have said 'Soaked' or 'treated'.

I originally tried this with a few cigars that had dried, and used the liqueur on a lark. I liked the flavor so much I have done it many times now, with both whiskey and rum.