To make a cigar experience worth your while, you must know how to buy the right one.Â Cigar have so many variants to choose from that it is impossible to say if a person with no previous experience with cigar would like his/her first try.Â It would be advisable to ask the recommendation of a local tobacconist who understands the differences in the variants.
Newbie cigar smokers can get easily overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. Â It is impossible to make the right choice just by looks since the magic of cigar lies in the flavor. Â Since it is impossible to try each and every brand and variant, it would be wise to have a certain idea of taste preference. Â Most tobacco flavor variants are self-explanatory and are referred to in relation to food items. Â These include spicy, sweet, cinnamon, peppery, butterscotch, vanilla, apple, grape, and orange, among a very long list of cigar flavors. Â There are also other terms used such as cedar, woodsy, copper, and even leather.
For the first buy, newbies are advised to do it the old-fashioned way which is through actual physical inspection. Â Some of the things that can provide a clue to a cigar’s qualityÂ include freshness and color. Â Wrappers should not break when pinched. Â Cigars that are fresh have been properly stored in humidors which ensures maximized enjoyment. Â Inconsistent coloring of cigars in Â a batch may signify lack of freshness since this should not happen among cigars that have beenÂ manufacturedÂ within the same batch.
Determining the best cigar to buy requires real “tasting” . Â Inhalation of smoke is not recommended in trying to establish cigar taste. Â First-time cigar adventurers should try their first in a full stomach to avoid possibleÂ stomachÂ cramps. Â Online cigar stores can provide information to peopleÂ interestedÂ in smoking cigar. Â In buying a cigar, hand-rolled versions are considered superior over machine-made.
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Originally posted on January 31, 2013 @ 6:44 am