Thinking about stepping into the captivating world of cigars? It’s exciting and, with so many options, can be a little overwhelming. Choosing the right starter cigar is key as your taste buds may need time to adapt to these new flavours. And remember, a key rule for all new cigar enthusiasts is to never inhale the cigar smoke.
Before you dive in and buy your first cigar, it’s a good idea to understand some basics. The traits of a cigar include Strength, Aroma, Colour, and Size. Size involves aspects like ring gauge, length, and diameter. These factors play a major role in how you experience and enjoy your cigar.
If you’re just starting out, it’s best to try a milder cigar. This can help you figure out what you enjoy, much like picking out a favourite wine. Your ideal cigar choice may also depend on factors like the perfect beverage pairing or even the season.
It’s crucial to stay away from cheap imitation cigars, jokingly referred to as ‘Banana Leaves’ by cigar connoisseurs. They can spoil your first cigar experience and might even be costlier in the long run. Be wary of buying cigars from places like petrol stations, beach resorts during holidays, or untrustworthy websites.
To get you started, we recommend our Beginner’s Cuban Selection Sampler. This sampler includes three top-rated Cuban cigars that are perfect for beginners or those who smoke occasionally:
- Quai d’Orsay No.50 Single Cigar
- Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 Single Cigar
- Punch Petit Coronations Tubed Single Cigar
We’ve also included a bonus item for you – a Cohiba Cigar Rest. This is a must-have accessory for any cigar enthusiast.
If you have questions or need some guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re eager and ready to help you start your exciting cigar journey!