How to chose the right Cigar
The best way to chose a cigar is t keep trying different cigars until you like the one best.
A cigar is a great way to enjoy tobacco without all of the smoke and mess. But, just like buying anything else you buy for pleasure, it can be hard to know what you are getting. There are thousands of brands and types of cigars and it can be confusing. To help you sort through the choices, I am going to give you a simple three step process that will allow you to choose the best cigar for your personal preferences.
Determine What You Like! The first thing you need to do is decide exactly what type of cigar you would like to smoke. If you have never smoked a cigar before, the best place to start is by choosing the type of cigar you would most like to smoke. For example: If you like straight cigars, you might start with those. Or, if you like mild cigars, you might start with those. Or, if you like strong cigars, you might start with those. Or, if you like a particular flavor, you might start with those. Whatever you choose, just be sure it is something you would enjoy smoking.
Picking a Fresh Cigar:
You want a single, nicely uniform color on the entirety of the cigar. Don’t buy dry. If you hold the cigar and squeeze it just a little, it should feel firm and like it has some give
Types of Cigars:
There are many different types of cigars available, including Robustos (full-size), Churchill, Coronas, Hoyas, Petit, Especiales, and, of course, the Cubans themselves. The most common type of cigar is the “commercial” or “store-bought” cigar. This is what you will find in almost any convenience store or cigar shop. These cigars are inexpensive, mass-produced, and made with a blend of cheap filler tobacco and a chemical “wrapper” that makes the cigar burn more evenly. They are great for beginners because they don’t require much skill to smoke and are easy on the wallet. The draw is typically loose, which means you have to work a little to get smoke into your mouth and lungs. This is a good thing. It’s how you learn to control the smoke as you draw on the cigar. Once you become more experienced, you will draw the smoke easily into your mouth and lungs without working too hard.
Our choice of Best Cigars for beginners:
We’ve gone through how to smoke a cigar in great detail, and remember not to inhale your cigar.
- Ashton Classi: A nice, mellow cigar is an excellent place to start for tobacco newcomers.
- Macanudo Cafe: One of the most widely accessible light cigars on the market, Macanudo Cafe is available in virtually every conventional retail cigar store, as well as a number of national chains that stock cigars in any form. A classic mild cigar.
- La Aroma de Cuba: a smooth, medium-bodied blend of cedar, earth, brown sugar, and almonds with a cold spice finish.
- Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real: a great introduction to the Ecuador Connecticut wrapper varietal, which has an interesting blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos. A unique toasted and nutty taste is enhanced by a touch of spiciness. Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva
- The Dominican Republic is introduced with consistently rich aromas of cedar, coffee beans, cocoa, and almonds.
- Padron: igar with a little more body or heat, and a diverse taste profile that includes cedar, almonds, leather, and chocolate.
When you light up a Cuban, you should feel the pleasure of a fine wine or good cigar. You shouldn’t be able to tell when you are puffing on a Cuban, it should be a smooth, mellow experience. The wrapper is typically a Cuban seed tobacco leaf that has been fermented and cured for an extended period of time. The filler is typically a mixture of long-filler tobaccos, such as ligero and Criollo, and short-filler tobaccos, such as perique and puro. The binder is typically a secret recipe of natural and artificial gum arabic, a natural resin, and sometimes tragacanth. The wrapper is the most important part of the cigar, as it is what gives the cigar its flavor and character. Types: There are many types of cigars, each with their own unique taste and characteristics. The most common types are: Robustos, Churchill, Double Corona, Torpedo, Hoyos de Monterrey, and Partagas.
And so it came to pass, that I did set out to find the perfect cigar for me. And after much trial and error, I have finally discovered just what it is I need. It is a robusto. By far my favorite.
The Robusto, as opposed to the more common Toro or Churchill, is longer and therefore has a bigger draw for me.