How to Choose the Right Cigar For You
For many first-time cigar enthusiasts, the sheer number of choices can be intimidating. But there are a few key things to keep in mind that can help demystify this unique pastime:
1. Understand The Process
Cigars offer a very intimate experience. They take a long time to smoke, and can provide the opportunity for relaxation, stress relief and a sense of accomplishment. They can also be used as a way to socialize, and can create a sense of camaraderie amongst fellow smokers.
2. Choose The Right Size
There are no absolutes when it comes to choosing the right cigar for you. However, the best place to start is with your budget and your preferences. Look at the product descriptions, staff reviews and customer comments to get a feel for which blends sound most appealing. Once you have an idea of what sounds good, it’s important to try the cigar before buying it. If you can, feel for the tobacco filling – it should be uniform, and should not have any divots or bulges that indicate a poor job of filling.
3. Consider The Strength and Body
Unlike cigarettes, which are made with a combination of chemicals and additives, cigars are 100% natural. Perceptible flavors, such as sweet, spicy or nutty, and the alluring shades of brown that cigars take are all achieved through an organic process free of dyes and ripening accelerants. There are few consumables on earth that are so fully embraced by nature, and it’s these inherent qualities that make the cigar such an interesting and seductive treat.