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Buying Cigars As a Newbie With a lot of choices and a whole unique vocabulary, you may not really know where to begin when buying cigars. But this brief guide can be very useful for beginners. It won’t tell you everything, but hopefully, it will help make your first venture into cigar buying a success. Go to a tobacconist. This is going to be the first most important step you need to take. With a tobacconist, you have a wide variety of quality cigars to select from. Plus, you can rest on the fact that those cigars have been properly cared for. And you’ll even have the indispensable guidance of experts. The staff will usually be helpful.
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In most cases, you won’t be able to determine the quality of tobacco just by looking at the cigar. How do you know which brands are worth considering? For the most part, it’s about reputation. If some of your friends or relatives smoke cigars, you can ask them. Of course, you should ask your tobacconist. In general though, you’ll be much safer with larger brands as they tend to have all the resources to work with quality stuff. While looking for cigars that use quality tobacco, don’t buy boxes just yet. You don’t want to end up with a box of rubbishy cigars you’ll never smoke. If you’re just starting with cigars, your preferences can change quickly since you still don’t know what you really like. That’s why it’s good to buy a few at a time. Start mild. As a newcomer, you can find full-bodied smokes unpleasant or overwhelming, so start on the mild side. That will ease you into cigar smoking and make sure you’re not turned off at the very start. Don’t spend too much. As with everything else you purchase, you will likely get what you pay for when you buy a cigar. But you need not spend a fortune either, especially since you’re a newbie. It’s possible to get quality cigar cheaper than $10, and at your level, you don’t have to smoke anything too fancy. Buy average-priced cigars at first – you can always treat yourself to that luxurious smoke the moment your taste develops. Price isn’t all that important in selecting a cigar, but the quality of the tobacco and how the cigar was constructed, are crucial. Construction affects how even and smooth the draw is as you smoke the cigar. Roll the cigar between your index finger and thumb to test its construction. When doing this, scan for lumps outside – there should be none. You also want the cigar to have an even consistency and fill. Any roughness can make for a rough draw. Lastly, take note that a well constructed cigar’s ash maintains the cigar’s shape while you smoke it.