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How to Choose the Perfect Cigar

With so many different brands and varieties of cigar on the market today, it can be hard for even the most seasoned cigar smoker to find the perfect cigar.  These handy tips will help you to choose the perfect cigar for you, no matter what you’re looking for.

Shopping Online

Shopping online for cigars is a great idea – you’ll find greatly discounted prices online compared to your local cigar shop, and can often benefit from even further discounts if you buy in bulk; perfect if you’ve recently discovered your favorite brand and are looking to make savings.  If you know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to shop online rather than hunting for a specific brand in your local cigar shop – just type the brand into the website’s search box and be taken directly to the right item!  For cigar shop retailers, the web is the perfect place to source wholesale cigars for your shop at great prices, and you’ll find a huge selection to choose from, no matter what your specialty.

A Brief Guide to Cigar Anatomy

It’s important to know the anatomy of a cigar if you’re to choose the perfect one for you – seasoned cigar aficionados may wish to skip this part!  A cigar is made up of four sections:

  • Head – the part you put in your mouth to smoke (this is sealed off and will need to be cut)
  • Foot – the part you light
  • Filler – a blend of fermented and dried tobacco
  • Wrapper – Outer layer of the cigar – this can be dark or light and gives the cigar a lot of its flavor, so choose wisely!

Now that you know a bit more about the construction of a cigar, there are some factors to consider when shopping for the perfect one.

Factors to Consider

Here are a few things it’s essential to think about when choosing a cigar:

  • Cigar construction – this will affect how smooth the draw is when smoked, so test the construction of the cigar by rolling it between your thumb and index finger.  You’re checking for lumps on the outside and whether the body feels like it has an even, consistent fill.  A quality cigar’s ash should maintain the shape of the cigar when smoked.
  • Tobacco quality – this is based mostly on reputation – larger brands tend to use better quality tobacco in their cigars
  • Price – stay away from more expensive cigars if you’re experimenting to find a brand you like

It’s all a case of personal preference, and what suits one person may not be ideal for another.  By purchasing cigars singly and trying different brands, you’ll soon identify your perfect cigar, and can treat yourself to a whole box!

LLBJ Corporation is a wholesale online cigar shop, carrying leading brands such as Black & Mild Cigars.  Located in Miami, FL, they pride themselves on their high level of customer service and their competitive prices, shipping most orders the same day.

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