Rolling a fine cigar is an art. It can take years of apprenticeship. Becoming a master can take decades.

Smoker Friendly in Cheyenne Wyoming recently hosted a master cigar roller from the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic. Their guest cigar roller was Master Luis Lopez, who has traveled to 26 countries demonstrating his craft.

Mr.López, explained who cigars should be handled in order to be perfectly rolled. “We must open the wrapper well, stretch it well in order to roll the cigar, arrange the tobacco properly in the filler and make a nice head. We must do all this while being aware, so that the smoker is able to enjoy the cigar the way he likes it,”