Q&A: What are the best cigars for beginners?
One of the beautiful things about cigars is the wide variety available. That variety also makes it impossible to say what is “the best” cigar for anyone. However, for most beginners, we recommend sticking to something on the [mild] side. Start mild and if your palate can handle it work your way up to strong cigar, and you’ll find the ones you like along the way.
Cigars that contain mostly Dominican tobacco tend to be on the mild-to-medium end of the spectrum. This is not always the case but it applies most of the time. Honduran and Nicaraguan cigars tend to teeter between the medium and full-bodied side.
The reason for the difference in strength lies mostly in the soil content and climate of where the tobacco is grown. But, as you may already know, many cigars contain tobacco from several different countries. For this reason, it might be hard to determine how much body to expect from a cigar just by looking at the origins of the tobacco. Lucky for you, we label all of our cigars on a 5-scale of mild, mild-to-medium, medium, medium-to-full, and full and include the scale on every product page.