The cigar is the symbol of style, business, and class. The cigar is special and should be treated as such. Nothing is better than a hand-rolled cigar in a comfortable environment that can be enjoyed thoroughly. If you aspire to be a true cigar aficionado, here are a few tips that’ll help you along the way.
Cigar Aficionado Tip #1: Cigar Storage
A real cigar aficionado knows that keeping his or her cigars fresh is of utmost importance. What non-cigar aficionado people don’t know about the cigar is that it can dry up easily in dry climates or even absorb moisture in humid climates. Keeping the cigar fresh ensures that it won’t become too dry and therefore burn too quickly. On the other hand, a cigar that’s too moist won’t burn at all. In addition to climate, cigars must be kept at a temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit in order retain the freshness of the burn and of the flavor.
For solutions to storage issues, try a cigar humidor, which’s essentially a box that’s designed specifically for storing cigars. These Spanish cedar-lined boxes can range from a simple design to a design of lift out trays as well as dividers. They can also store a wide range of quantities, with small humidors keeping 10-50 cigars fresh, while the larger models can hold 500 or even more. With so many options available, each cigar aficionado needs to assess their specific needs and preferences to find the humidor that is right for them.
Cigar Aficionado Tip #2: How to Purchase a Cigar Online
For those who are buying a cigar online for the first time, there are a few things to know. If you have tried a cigar from a tobacconist and have enjoyed it, this is the easiest method for choosing a cigar that you know you will like. By purchasing online, you can get a great bargain on something you already know you’re going to love. However, if you decide to try something new, research is always worthwhile. Reviews from critics, bloggers, online friends, or real life friends that you trust can be extremely helpful. Additionally, if you already enjoy one brand from a particular manufacturer, you might enjoy some other their other lines as well. Lastly, choosing the right online cigar vendor is essential, as a quality source that you trust (like BNB Tobacco) will help you select a cigar that is right for you as well as provide assistance on the off chance that something happens with your order during transit.
Cigar Aficionado Tip #3: Accessories for the Cigar
A high quality cigar must be accompanied by high quality accessories. For example, a cigar cannot be enjoyed by an aficionado without an ashtray to set the cigar upon. The ashtray serves a purpose that encourages the leisurely enjoyment of the cigar.
In addition to the ashtray, the lighter is the most important accessory to have that will accompany the cigar and add to the flavor. In the case of the cigar, rather than matches, use butane which will enhance the flavor of the cigar and lead to a slow and evenly rounded burn around the rim of the cigar
For a cigar aficionado, cigars can be enjoyed anywhere whether it be in the comfort of the home or during something that pertains to business. Delicious and high quality cigars have become a common hobby to pursue that encourages leisure as well as comfort in all the different environments in one’s life.
Of course don’t forget to pick up a copy of Cigar Aficionado Magazine to read up on all the latest cigar ratings and lifestyle trends!