Whether you’re a seasoned cigar smoker or just getting into the entire world that is cigars, you still might feel overwhelmed while walking into any cigar store or even when searching for cigars online. The options seem pretty much endless when it comes to the number of cigar brands and overall cigars that you can choose from in-store and online.
To make things easier for you, you need to go into your cigar shopping experience with a plan. This will seriously help you narrow down your choices to make a smarter decision that you know you will end up enjoying. Sometimes, this can even lead you to try new cigars that might become your next favorites to add to your collection.
The best way to go about it is to start simple, know the simplest of your preferences for cigars, then go from there. Think about the shape, the body, and the size of each cigar that you tend to enjoy smoking. It can be difficult to siphon through the shelves of cigars that you are met with while at the cigar shop, but with a plan, it will make the entire process a much more enjoyable experience.
Choose the Cigar For You
When it comes to cigars, there is a lot that can be taken into consideration that will help determine what is best for you. Here are some things to look out for when choosing a new cigar. Unlike most things, it’s ok to judge a book by its cover. Look at the exterior of the cigar, notice the color, and what the cigar is wrapped with.
The wrapper should show no signs of tears or gaps and should not be cracked. The exterior of any cigar should be smooth and seamless. The color of the cigar also has a lot to do with its quality. There should be no spotting or discoloration. The entire cigar should hold the same color throughout. It can be pretty easy to spot discoloration since many cigars are relatively dark in color.
If you can touch and feel the cigar before purchasing, make sure it’s not dry and cracked. By slighting pressing into the cigar, you should be able to feel a slight give. A dry cigar will not taste good and would give an overall poor smoking experience. This may seem a bit strange, but making sure your cigar smells fresh is another great way to test its quality.
If the smell is appealing and rich, then you should be good to go. If anything to you smells off, then it’s best to pass it up. When it comes to the shape, size, and body of a cigar, there are other things to consider, as well.
Just like other things like beer and wine, a cigar should encompass a good body. This means that you should figure out if you enjoy a darker, more rich cigar or a lighter cigar. There is room to have some preferences because different cigar brands specialize in intensely dark cigars and other brands feature lighter tasting ones.
When it comes to size, bigger isn’t always better. A bigger cigar doesn’t mean there will be more flavor. You shouldn’t be focusing too much on the overall size of your cigar, more on the overall taste, smell, and quality.
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