Buying a cigar can feel daunting, especially if you've never bought one before.
"With so many choices and a whole new vocabulary, you may not might not even know where to start. "
But we’re here to help. Just follow this brief guide to buying cigars for beginners. It won’t teach you everything, but hopefully it will make your first foray into cigar buying a success.
1. Use our Find Your Perfect Cigar Tool.
Discovering your palate and taking the first steps into cigar smoking requires answering a few questions first.
What sort of cigar body are you looking for?
How much does price matter?
Our tool will help identify some of the best cigars for beginners.
2. Join our Groups.
Trust members of Cigar World to help you find and buy the best cigars. Our groups welcome newcomers into the world of cigars. Get tips and suggestions on the best cigars to build your taste and refine your preferences.
3. Rely on your local tobacconist.
Buying from a fine tobacconist has many advantages.
You’ll have a large selection of quality cigars to choose from. Plus, you can count on the fact that those cigars have been well cared for.
What’s more, you’ll have excellent guidance. The knowledgeable staff can help you pick out the right cigar and share some cigar tips for beginners.
If you really want to learn about cigars, your local tobacco shop is the perfect classroom. Not sure where one is? Find a cigar retailer near you.
4. Purchase just a few at a time.
When you’re just starting with cigars, you won’t know what you like, and your preferences will change quickly. That’s why it’s smart to only buy a few at a time. You’ll be able to experiment with many types of different cigars, and even more importantly, you won’t be stuck with a ton of cigars that you don’t enjoy.
5. Start on the mild side.
For a newcomer, full-bodied smokes can be overwhelming and potentially even unpleasant. So one of the most common cigar tips for beginners is to choose mild cigars. They’ll ease you into cigar smoking and ensure that you’re not turned off at the very beginning.
6. Don’t break the bank
As a general cigar buying tip, you usually get what you pay for. But as a newcomer, there’s no need to spend a fortune. You can get a quality cigar for under $10, and at your level, you don’t need to light up anything too fancy. Stick to moderately priced cigars at first, and once your palate develops, then you can treat yourself to that extravagant smoke.
Do you have any more cigar buying tips for beginners? Let us know below or Join a Group.