How to find the perfect cigar

Cigar aficionados tend to stick with what they know, otherwise why spend money on a cigar to not enjoy it? As they say though “variety is the spice of life!”, therefore sometimes it’s good to mix it up and introduce your palate to the ever growing and wonderful flavours there is out there to discover.

Whether you’re looking for a new everyday smoke or you are just stepping into the cigar world, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself:

When do I want to enjoy my cigar?
How much time will I have to enjoy it?
Will I need to store my cigar?
What is my budget?

Once you know the answer to these you will be on the right path to finding your perfect smoke.

When it comes to your own personal budget, there’s no need to be afraid of the lower budget smokes, there are some excellent value cigars which don’t compromise on the overall quality. We like to make the experience finding your cigar as easy as possible, try our Advanced Search and just alter price range for your preference.

The time you have to smoke your cigar plays a big part too, you don’t want to be picking up a large, 2 hour smoke when you only have a spare 30 minutes to sit back, relax and enjoy; you’ll just waste your cigar – it’s never good practice to go back to a cigar you’ve left to go out as you can lose some of the nicer flavours and replace with some that are… not so nice. Make sure you know when and where you will be smoking your cigar, this then gives you a guideline on what size to go for. If you only have 30 minutes, it’s ideal to go for a Petit Corona size, for example one of the world’s most popular cigars; the Montecristo No. 4. If you have around an hour, you have sizes like Edmundo, Lancero and Piramide. You then have the quicker smokes, ideal if you are going on a short walk or just want to get in a quick cigar without sacrificing on time, the Panatela and Perla are perfect for this. Or even less time, there are some superb quality mini and purito size cigars which won’t compromise on flavour or quality and should only last 5 – 10mins.

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