Thursday, April 1, 2010
People ask me, "do you really taste all of those flavors that you put in your reviews" and my answer is: yes, of course. When I first started doing reviews, I didn't get many of the subtle flavors. What I do is to concentrate on flavors and when I think I taste a certain flavor, I write it down on a pad and then I continue to smoke and see if that is in fact the flavor that I taste. When I review a cigar, I am usually in my backyard, on a lounge and I always drink cold water, seltzer in particular because I feel that it really cleans the palete. So there I am on my backyard lounge, seltzer water on the table, paper and a pen and I just jot down flavors that I detect. I exhale through the nose quite often as this helps me discern flavors. I have to say, the more you do these reviews, the more refined your palete gets and thus, the easier it is for me to do the reviews. There you have it.