Every gentleman should know the proper way to light a cigar. After cutting the cap with your cigar cutter, you light the other side of the cigar, starting on the outside ring and then working in. For the newer gentlemen, it’s called “toasting the foot” when you hold the flame close to (but never touching!) the cigar. This ignites the outer layer, which helps you prevent an uneven burn that will have a negative impact on your enjoyment. After you have the outer layer of the foot lit, you take the flame to the inner area, called the filler. You want a wide flame which will give you an even burn through the most surface area. Again, the key is to avoid an uneven burn so this is for the best. While rotating the cigar, draw in air through it. After you release the initial draw (don’t inhale) you should see a small flame and have some smoke come out of your mouth. Once that’s done, your cigar is lit and you have a great cigar experience ahead of you.
There used to be a massive stigma amongst cigar aficionados against Zippos. Many said the fuel used in a Zippo ruined the flavor of the cigar, making it not smokable. Nowadays though, Zippo uses different inserts and some of them use different, odorless fuels that do not have the flavor altering effects that the traditional insert has. With those, you can select any Zippo case you like. The design options are practically limitless, so this is another area where you can show your style and personality.
Make sure you have the lighter fuel you need for your cigar lighter. These lighters will look great, so you should make sure you have the right stuff so they work great too.