Choosing Singles: Are you curious how to pick out the perfect cigar?
If you are new to the cigar smoking world, here are some important guidelines to follow to pick out the best cigar. The first thing to do is take a look at the texture of the cigar. Gently squeeze it.
Does it feel soft or stiff? A good cigar will have a slight give to it, but still be firm. Squeeze along the length of the cigar single to make sure there are no lumps. A good cigar’s texture will be fairly consistent. Now you want to check for flaws. Look for cracks or discolorations in the wrapper, which can mean a poor quality cigar. The wrapper should be on tight and smooth.
Your final step is to examine the ends of the cigar. Pay special attention to the foot, or the end that will be lit. It can be hard to know the difference between good and bad tobacco. The best way to do so is to take a look at the tobacco’s color. If there are sudden changes in the color, this usually means the leaves were not mixed properly. You want a cigar that has a smooth blending of tobacco.