14 August 2020
Five Cigars for Newbies
Embarking on your cigar smoking journey? The biggest hurdle you’ll face at the beginning will be finding the right cigars to make your first experience an enjoyable one. This is an important decision, and it can be quite difficult to make.
As a newbie to the cigar world, it can be extremely difficult to know what to look for when you’re choosing those first few cigars to try. The sheer number of brands, wrappers, smells, colours, appearances and sizes of today’s cigars make it hard. However, it’s these variables which add to the overall charm of cigar smoking, making it a luxury.
Choosing a cigar without any basic knowledge at all, relying solely on looking for fancy looking packaging could very easily lead to a bad first cigar choice. Which could lead you to not want to try it again.
As choice is an important factor when trying out cigars for the first time, here are five cigars which are perfect for beginners with their mild, flavourful and light smokes.
The Arturo Fuente Spanish Light Candela Lonsdalehas all of the things most beginners like. It has a light candela wrapper, a relatively slim ring gauge, top notch mild, long fillers, and great construction. The components of this cigar combine to create a smooth, mild smoke and a great cigar for beginners.
Montecristo is a premium cigar brand. They generally cater to experienced cigar lovers, but the Montecristo #3 Connecticut Corona is one of a very few mild cigars made by Montecristo. Beginners will love the smooth draw and rich flavourful smoke of this offering from Montecristo.
Romeo Y Julieta cigars tend to catch the eye of beginner-level smokers because of the peculiar name, but they catch the eye of experienced smokers too because they are great cigars. The mild Connecticut wrapper and premium long fillers in the Vintage I series from Romeo Y Julieta are sure to please the sensitive taste of most beginners.
Macanudo is a cigar brand that is loved by nearly all cigar smokers. Macanudo’s offerings span the full range of cigar smoking experiences, satisfying the tastes of beginners and experienced smokers alike. The cafe line of cigars is on the mild end of the spectrum, and the portofino with its 34 ring gauge and sweet smoke is excellent for new smokers.
Flavoured cigars are normally frowned upon by cigar aficionados but there are some exceptions. CAO is a well-respected brand, and they do flavoured cigars as well as anyone. The Moontrace vanillais a mild vanilla flavoured cigar that is likely to please anyone who is even remotely interested in starting to smoke cigars.