I should preface my comments by stating that I'm a militant non-smoker.
Cigars, and smoking in general, are known to affect the palate and reduce a smokers sense of taste.
What is the point of spending money on good malts, where we aim to appreciate all the nuances and delicate characteristics that the master distiller puts into the product, only to fail to capitalise on these features with a dulled and smoked-out palate?
Furthermore, how can you honestly attempt to appreciate the nose of a fine malt when all you can smell is cigar smoke.
If you want smoke, drink Ardbeg!