How to Purchase a Cigar

Published on December 10th, 2012 00:00

Cigars were once the representatives of upper layers of society. They were considered a refined and rich enjoyment of the high class. With time, cigars lost their exclusivity and started to decrease, to an extent that currently they are popular among all people regardless of their status. At present, cigars can be easily found on the market, in a wide assortment of brands, flavors and tastes. Cigars are also available in different shapes and sizes, responding to diverse smokers preferences.

While some types are suitable for real connoisseurs, the others are just the best choice for a beginner. You should be very careful when purchasing cigars for yourself, in case the cigar is intended as a gift than you should know the preferences of the person. Look the tips below and find out how to buy cigars.

  • The first step when purchasing a cigar will constitute of visiting a store that offers a range of cigars. Nowadays there are many stores that possess a separate section, to guarantee that the buyer received the best quality.
  • Make sure that the cigar you choose possesses 100% pure tobacco. There are a lot of packaged cigars that are made from non-tobacco products, such as paper or glycerin. It would be better if stay away from them.
  • A cigar should correspond to your smoking experience. In case you are an experienced smoker, cigars of the bigger diameter are the best choice. If you want to gift it to someone who just starts to smoke cigars, the longer cigars would be more suitable.
  • The length of the cigar also plays a significant role when making your decision. If you want to enjoy a cigar that would last for approximately an hour, choose the one that has about 7 inches in length. A cigar of 5 inch lasts for 45 minutes.
  • The flavor of the cigar also has an influence. Generally namely the wrapper is an evident indication of the flavor of the cigar. A heavy smoker might choose a strongly flavored cigar, while a novice a light variant.
  • Make sure that the surface of the cigar wrapper is smooth, with little veins on it. A discolored wrapper must be avoided, as it can result in unpleasant flavor and irregular burn.
  • Also do not forget to squeeze the cigar, in order to make sure that gives a bit.

By Kevin Lawson, Staff Writer.
Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.

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