For anyone who is interested in starting to smoke cigars, the choice of what cigars to try first is very difficult and also very important.
The decision is difficult because a beginning smoker doesn’t generally know what to look for when selecting a cigar. The sheer number of different brands, wrappers, colors, and sizes of cigars can be overwhelming. Without some idea to work from, a beginning cigar smoker will just be choosing cigars at random.
Picking at random is not ideal for beginners. When picking at random it would be easy for a beginning smoker to be swayed by fancy packaging or an interesting sounding brand name. Choosing a cigar in this manner would make it very easy to end up with a bad smoke, or potentially an overpowering smoke. If a beginner smokes a few bad cigars in a row, he might be inclined to give up on cigars forever.
Because the choice is so important, below is a list of the top five best cigars for beginners. All of the cigars in the list are mild, flavorful, light smokes that any beginner should enjoy.
- Arturo Fuente Spanish Light Candela Lonsdale
- Macanudo Cafe Portofino
- Montecristo #3 Connecticut Corona
- Romeo Y Julieta Vintage I Connecticut Lonsdale
- CAO Flavours Moontrace Cameroon Petite Corona Vanilla
The Arturo Fuente Spanish Light Candela Lonsdale has all of the things most beginners like. It has a light candela wrapper, a relatively slim ring gauge, top notch mild, long fillers, and great construction. The components of this cigar combine to create a smooth, mild smoke and a great cigar for beginners.
Macanudo is a cigar brand that is loved by nearly all cigar smokers. Macanudo’s offerings span the full range of cigar smoking experiences, satisfying the tastes of beginners and experienced smokers alike. The cafe line of cigars are on the mild end of the spectrum, and the portofino with it’s 34 ring gauge and sweet smoke is excellent for new smokers. The flavor of the portofino will evolve as you smoke from beginning to end, an experience that most beginners don’t anticipate.
Montecristo is a premium cigar brand. They generally cater to experienced cigar lovers, but the Montecristo #3 Connecticut Corona is one of a very few mild cigars made by Montecristo. Beginners will love the smooth draw and rich flavorful smoke of this offering from Montecristo.
Romeo Y Julieta cigars tend to catch the eye of beginning smokers because of the peculiar name, but they catch the eye of experienced smokers because they are great cigars. The mild Connecticut wrapper and premium long fillers in the Vintage I series from Romeo Y Julieta are sure to please the sensitive taste of most beginners.
Flavored cigars, when made the right way, can be a delightful treat for any cigar smoker, especially beginners. CAO is a well respected brand, and they do flavored cigars as well as anyone. The Moontrace vanilla is a mild vanilla flavored cigar that is likely to please anyone who is even remotely interested in starting to smoke cigars.