Re: Anyone rolling their own? (Cigars that is)
If I was so inclined, I would research what loose leaf was available, characteristics like age, fermentation, color, region, etc. basically the same things we look at when we buy and burn. Once you know what you can get your hands on, you should be able to create an abstract flavor profile and build your blend to match it.
I wonder how many sticks get rolled, burned and tossed before they dial in a blend to where they want it? Obviously with a lot of experience the chance that a specific mix is going to be pure crap is lower, but I am sure Fuente has rolled some sticks that would gag a maggot.