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A Kiln, Tobacco, the Process, and Why

Shao

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Hallo guys.I have always wondered why cigars had such a specific flavors.Sometimes I think they are making such flavors artificially.For example the leather flavor.I can't imagine how the plant should have an animal odor(The smell of a horse).
 

deluxestogie

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The leather-like aroma of cigar leaf is entirely natural. My home-grown Little Dutch, PA Red, Long Red, Dutch Ohio, Lancaster Seedleaf, Swarr-Hibshman and Glessnor all finish to a leathery, woody aroma. No magic. No artificial anything.

Finished leather does not smell anything like the sweat (butyric acid) of a horse or steer. What you are smelling in leather is a combination of volatile compounds from the staining and oiling.

Bob
 
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