How to Pick a New Cigar

When you walk into a humidor to pick a new cigar, it can be overwhelming. There are walls of cigars that differ in color, shape, and size. The strength, mild to bold ratio, the flavor, or lengths can make it difficult to choose the right cigar, but with a little bit of guidance, you will be able to find your way out the humidor with ease.

The first thing you want to do is look at the box the cigar comes in. The outer container has the brand name, the front mark, the wrapper’s strength, and a stamp that tells you where it was produced. The shape and size of the cigar are important. You have to decide if you want rounded ends or a straight-sided end. After deciding that, figure out how bold or mild you would like your cigar. The lighter colored cigars are the mildest of the bunch. Depending on how much time you have, will depend on the length of the cigar. If you only have a short amount of time to smoke the length of the cigar should do just fine. The longer the cigar is the more time it will take you to smoke.

Whether you are picking up a few cigars for the groomsmen as a gift, congratulating a new father and welcoming him into fatherhood or having a peaceful relaxing evening with yourself, a book and a glass of whiskey you should know cigar etiquette. When you are picking up a cigar to examine do not pick it up by the head, pick it up in the middle of the cigar using light pressure. Do not squeeze too hard. You want to make sure that the leaves are fresh and not cracking. Those cigars are defective and have not been in the right environment or the manufacturer has not inspected the cigar thoroughly. There are many factories that take pride in their products and hold themselves in high regard as well are cigar lounges that keep their humidors at the perfect temperature and humidity. Cigars are very unique and it’s own right.

Just remember that cigars are very complex but it does not have to be a tough decision. You can walk out knowing you made the right choice. So always determine the boldness of the cigar, how much time you have to smoke, what feels good in your hands, and the flavor you want to taste. Do be afraid to ask for help when needed or need more information on a brand or type of cigar. So if you are a beginner stick to the mild, smaller in length cigar. Everything else as far as the flavors and aesthetics are for you to try out and determine if you like it or not.

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