There are three tips that you should pay attention to before buying your first cigar. Let’s get started!
Tip #1. Strength of the cigar
Talk about the strength of the cigar. And I’m going to share with you a tip. I still use it today after many years of smoking; that gives me some ease. When I walk into a cigar shop for the first time, let’s admit it can still be somewhat intimidating. So the tip is, is that I compliment them.
And the way I do that is when I walk in for the first time, I’ll say something like this. This is a lovely shop. I’m from out of town. I’m pleased. I found you guys, by the way, I’m looking for a particular type of cigar, Lorena who can give me some help.
So now I give him a compliment. I’m at ease. They probably liked me, and I got some assistance. And when we walk into a humidor, the first question that I pose is, I’m looking for a medium strength cigar.
Mild, Medium, and Full-strength cigars – Which one is for the beginner?
So what is the difference between mild, medium, and full-strength cigars? So I broke it down to this, and a mild cigar is going to be a cigar. That’s not going to have a lot of nicotine and medium. Obviously, it’s going to have a little bit more in a full-body, excuse me, at full strength. The cigar is going to be something that’s going to give me a nicotine blast. It’s going to be very strong in body as well. And therefore, if I am in the middle of my day, I don’t want to full-strength cigar.
I want something more of mild strength. Cigar Rivera lit up, uh, of the nicotine. I don’t want a lot of spice on it. Very, uh, big head change. I’m going to stick to a mild strength cigar. So that is the question that I go with. First is the type of strengths to God that I’m looking for.
Tip #2. The Flavor of the cigar
Not that we hammered out. Step one, the strength of the cigar. We’re going to talk about step two, the flavor of a cigar. Now we have flavored cigars on the market that can get very specific to cherry chocolate and rum. However, in this video, we are talking about handmade premium cigars that are not infused. So the type of natural flavors and hints we’re talking about that you’ll find in cigars could be something like vanilla cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted almonds. So we have those aspects of flavored cigars that also give you some creaminess.
That’s very pleasant. Those are going to be the prominent flavors. Then we go right into the earthy hints, which are going to be like Cedar, Redwood, obviously some earthiness. And that’s going to be the other aspect of the flavors of cigars that you’re going to find. And then we go right into somewhat of dark chocolate coffee bean, and obviously lots of, lots of pepper. Of course, you can save this flavor in the humidor, no problems.
So not that you have broken it down into three different parameters. The flavors are, you got creamy with the toasted almonds. We’ve got a little bit of earthiness and with some Redwood or Cedar. And obviously, if you want more of a coffee, uh, and a dark chocolate, a lot of pepper, you can approach the individual and say, Hey, I’m looking for and medium strength cigar. And I want Redwood, Cedar, very earthy hints, and flavors. So now we’re going to segue right into step three. So stay tuned—step three.
Tip #3. The Size of the cigar
Read talk about the size of a cigar in this case, back to back Connecticut five by 50, and it’s six by 60. This is going to determine how a cigar is going to burn and how it’s going to taste. Let’s get right into the five by 50, the five by 50, as a five in cigar would have 50 ring gauge.
And the balance is very good on a cigar like this but compared to a 6 by 60, what a filler is a lot more prominent than the rapper. You’re going to taste more of the filler. So, therefore, they are going to burn a little differently. This cigar will give you more of the hints of the cigar, and it’s going to burn a little bit milder than the boost.
In order for me to break it down a little bit further, we’re going to go into the plant of the cigar, the top portion of a tobacco plant, and being a little repetitive is called them—the Ligero leaves. The bottom part of that is going to be the Viso. Then you get into the Seco.
When you use the Ligero and Seco in a cigar, especially in a smaller ring age, you’re going to taste more of the Ligero than you would in this Seco. In a larger ring gauge cigar, you’re going to have a much more balanced between the Ligero and the Seco.
The Seco always burns a little bit lighter because it’s thinner. It helps the consistency of the burn. So, to fill up a cigar, you have to balance them just right.
You’ve got to get interactive. You got to get out there and smoke and get to know the differences. But, we broke it down to you in three easy steps, the strength, the flavor, and now we talked about the size. So, now you should know how to pick a cigar in three easy steps, the strength, the flavor, and the size, and I know that you guys have your own way of how to do things.