Hi all, I am pretty new to smoking real cigars (my grandpa got me started years ago, and he always got dutch masters), and I have ordered a few things from c.com. I just wanted to see if I am committing some heinous crime with what I'm doing. I got the box of brocatus robusto's with the idea of handing them out to moochers, but of course I tried one - i did not care for it at all - bitter, bland, and flat. I knew they were a little dry, and so I tried an emergency solution: i dipped the foot most of the way to the band in some cheap whisky and then let them sit in their open celo wrappers for 2 days. It made a world of difference! They became smooth, rich, and very slightly sweet. I have looked, but can't find anyone else trying this. Did I just get them re-hydrated?