13 March 2013
Rolling Machines vs Hand Rolled Cigars
The most basic way in which cigars can be categorised is by the way in which they are made. Cigars are either rolled by hand, rolling machines or manufacturing machines. A beginner smoker may not know a great deal about cigars and go ahead and try a cheap machine rolled cigar found in local stores. However, these are not good examples of cigars and should probably be avoided. The best types of cigars are the finer, hand rolled and finely crafted, providing you the ultimate smoking experience.
Hand rolled cigars and made with pure tobacco
The tobaccos used in machine rolled cigars are not 100% pure tobacco, with the possibility of containing paper, preservatives and various chemicals. A hand rolled cigar consists of the filler, binder and the outer wrapper, which are all 100% tobacco leaves and not any other substance.
A lot of the tobacco in hand rolled cigars is imported from various countries, including the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Honduras and various other regions. For much of the part, tobacco has a much better flavour than the machine made cigars.
Not all handmade cigars are expensive
Although hand rolled cigars are generally more expensive than mass machine made cigars, there are many inexpensive hand rolled cigars that are available for just a few pounds. Many smoking stores may have offers on certain cigars, possibly clearing stock, discontinuing a cigar or another reason that could mean you can get an excellent cigar for just a small price. There are also an abundance of online stores, like UK Tobacco, that supply great quality cigars at very reasonable rates.
Daily smoker’s vs. connoisseurs
Each cigar smoker will have their own tastes, preferences and constraints, so some people may feel like they need a cigar every day. Others may prefer to smoke a cigar on special or odd occasions. Depending on your preferences and financial constraints, an everyday cigar smoker may opt to go for cheaper, lower quality cigars, whereas the occasional smoker may prefer the high end and good quality cigars when they take part in smoking.