A Handmade cigar has three parts-the filler, binder and wrapper. The wrapper gives the cigar its distinctive colour, appearance and
aroma and is therefore made from selected leaves fermented separately to the other leaves. The binder leaf or capote binds the cigar insides. These leaves come from the top of the plant where its exposure to sunlight
gives it coarseness and strength. At the cigar's core is the filler. There are three types of filler leaves folded carefully by hand to ensure a good even draw. Oil and long burning leaves (ligero) to make the
burn slow; Lighter (seco) leaves and then finally the (volado) leaves which ensure a good even burn. How these leaves are blended gives the cigar its distinctive flavours and strengths.
Smoking cigars is an imprecise art and its enjoyment a subjective
undertaking. Your personal taste will ultimately become the standard against which you measure and evaluate a cigar. No one can dictate your taste, but being exposed to a wide variety of cigars and understanding their
respective characters are the ways you cultivate your taste.
The 70/70 rules are that you should try to create an environment in your humidor that is 70 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and 70% humidity.