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"If tobacco is a lost
cult, if the cigar is surrounded by a mystery that alludes (eludes?)
us, it is necessary to
bow before the mystery.
We never know exactly why we smoke
."

Zino Davidoff
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Lighting Up

Welcome to 2021 – what lies ahead is anybody’s guess.

But what I can say is that those of us/you who enjoy the company of a good cigar should have plenty of opportunities to do just that – enjoy a good cigar.
Even if you have to do it on your own, in your own home.
At least you will be able to remove your facemask.

Another “welcome back” goes to Swedish Match for their Cigar and Pipe matches being available. Perfect for the true traditionalists in both fields of tobacco enjoyment, to use to fire up their tobacco hobby.
Since many of our new cigar smokers may not have had the opportunity to try a cigar match to light up a smoke,
now’s the time.
The following is roughly taken from a previous blog on the subject.

The theory behind the process of lighting up is that, since a premium hand-rolled cigar is usually slightly moist, you need to evaporate the juices at the foot of the cigar until the cigar starts to burn on its own.

  • This should be done by holding the cigar at a slight angle, around 45°, above the flame (not in it).

Hold it as close as you can without charring the foot.

  • Steadily rotate the cigar while applying the flame so that the foot lights evenly from the perimeter inwards.
  • When it has started lighting, turn the cigar so you can see the foot, and blow gently onto it. This will enable you to identify any parts of the foot that are not yet alight and need more attention.
  • Back to lighting – again rotate the cigar above (not in) the flame, concentrating more on those parts that hadn’t lit up on the first try.
  • When you feel that the foot is fully alight, take the first draw.

Then re-check the foot, and re-apply the flame if necessary.

So much for the theory – what are the options?
Matches – they should be longer and thicker than those used for a cigarette. You may even need more than one.
Watchpoint: Before lighting, allow the flash on lighting the match to finish, and so avoid a “sulphurous”
first puff.
Wooden Spill – or break a strip from the cedar sheet inside the cigar box. Light it – it provides a good flame with
the right aroma. You could light it from the dinner table candle. (It’s not a great idea to light your cigar
directly from the candle, traces of wax could affect the flavour of your cigar.)
Butane gas lighter – That’s a good choice: the gas is odourless and tasteless. The size of the flame is easy to
control, it should be large enough to cover about half the foot of the cigar.
Turbo flame butane gas lighter – This is almost mandatory in windy conditions, acting like a miniature
blowtorch. The flame is very strong and hot, and more care is required when lighting to ensure you
don’t char the foot of the cigar, causing a “burnt” taste.
Liquid fuel lighters - Zippo and others. You can depend on these in the wind or rain – for rugged reliability
nothing can beat them. But the fuel may impart a, possibly unacceptable, taste to your cigar. As the rim of
the foot of the cigar starts to ignite blow gently through the cigar to remove any lingering fumes.
Read what Zippo has to advise.

When your cigar is completely alight, sit back, draw regularly, concentrate on the flavour and aroma, and relax.

You’ll be glad to know that Cigar matches are available again.

Eurojet Single-jet Turbo Lighter with flame

And for the special offer this time we have a new Single-jet Turbo lighter – R190.00
Lovely looking, and comfortable ergonomic design. Made to fit into the hand so that when you light it, it is less likely to slip and possibly drop.

 

25% off the price of  the Single-jet Turbo lighter - Model 55-EJ059
Normal price R190.00
January 21 – February 3, 2021

Only from Wesley’s Shops and Online


Let’s start 2021 in the right way – cigar wise.
Enjoy your cigars.

Colin Wesley

No.486 January 14-27, 2021

All previous blogs are archived in the Library, by date and by subject.
A visit will allow you to choose from any of the more than 400 blogs to read or re-read at your leisure.

Note:
By law, no South African citizen, living in South Africa can buy a tobacco product via the internet or postal system.  In fact, you may not receive a tobacco product through the post.
In addition we may not receive payment through the internet for tobacco products.
We may only supply tobacco products within the trade – not to private individuals. The fine is substantial
Contact us for help in getting tobacco to your area.

Gift Ideas

Man Cave

 

You may have been spending loads of time in your
'Man Cave' during lockdown!

Now why not visit our 'Man Cave'?
There are plenty of reasons to do so

We offer a wide range of gifts for everybody
- with a focus on men’s gifts

 

All purchases can be made online
with the exception of tobacco and related products

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Gifts Grooming Walking sticks links

Here's an extensive list of 'Man Cave' products with items suitable for ladies too


White Poker Dice in wood box. Poker and Lie Dice RulesBackgammon Set & Chess Set in Black PU Carry CaseGames

Poker and Lie Dice

Backgammon, Chess, Draughts/Checkers, Dominoes

 

 

Taylors Shaving CreamsTaylor's Gift Set
Men’s Grooming products

Taylors Shaving Creams, Taylors Aftershave
Razors, Shaving brushes & Gift Sets

 

Brown leather belt with ratchet fitting

 

 

Brown leather belt
with automatic ratchet fitting

 

Manicure Set

Galileo Thermometer, Cylinder shape, Height 24cm

 

 

Manicure Sets

 

 

 

Galileo Thermometer

 

 

Victorinox Pocket Tools

Swiss Army KnivesBiltong knife, My First Knife

Cross Pens

 

Writing instruments - Cross

 

 

Playing Cards
Large Index Playing Cards

Playing CardsCanasta , Large Index

South Africa Big 5, South African Birds & others

 

 

Hand Warmer

 

Hand warmers
Cuff Links, Justice Scales


Cuff links - Business Card Holders

 


Synthetic leather covered Hip Flasks with engraving plate

Polished Stainless Steel Tankard

 

Tankards - Hip flasks

 

 

Ceramic Mug in a Tin

 

Walking sticksCeramic Mugs in Tins

 

Walking sticks - Seat sticks

Giftsand games Men's grooming Walking Sticks

 

 

 

Note:
By law, no South African citizen, living in South Africa can buy a tobacco product via the internet or postal system.  In fact, you may not receive a tobacco product through the post.
In addition we may not receive payment through the internet for tobacco products.
We may only supply tobacco products within the trade – not to private individuals. The fine is substantial
Contact us for help in getting tobacco to your area.

Subscribe to keep up to date with our fortnightly articles and specials.
These alternate between pipe and cigar smokers' interests. You can choose your preferences.
You will also be automatically be entered into our competition draw.

PS If you can’t visit a Wesley’s Bricks and Mortar, remember that
if you’re not completely happy with your mailsale choice, you can always return it for a full refund.

Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.

TRAVELLING TIME – (CAR, PLANE, TRAIN, BUS)
Many places where normal smoking is not allowed also restrict the use of e-cigs.

“Snus” is the answer


The question is - What is Snus?

Use SnusJakobssons Snus


Subscribe to keep up to date with our fortnightly articles and specials.
These alternate between pipe and cigar smokers' interests. You can choose your preferences.
You will also be automatically be entered into our competition draw.

PS If you can’t visit a Wesley’s Bricks and Mortar, remember that
if you’re not completely happy with your mailsale choice, you can always return it for a full refund.

Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.

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New Tobacco Control Legislation

        Prohibitions in respect of tobacco products

(5) (a)  No person shall sell, offer to sell, supply, distribute or buy any tobacco product through the postal services, the internet or any other electronic media.
      (b) The prohibition contained in paragraph (a) does not apply to any commercial communication between a tobacco manufacturer or importer and its trade partners, business partners, employees and shareholders.

Until we have obtained clarity on these points we have removed the “BUY NOW” option
from all pure tobacco products on the
website.
If this affects you, please contact us regarding a stockist of these tobacco products in your area.

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