4 Top Tips for Cigar Beginners

4 Top Tips for Cigar Beginners

The world of Cuban cigars is so vast; we can imagine that it may be daunting for people who are wanting to start out. No one should be held back by fear or uncertainty – this is why we thought we would help anyone who finds themselves in this situation. Today we’re here to tell you 4 top tips and some of our favourite Cuban cigars online for beginners. So, let's jump in! 

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The Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.2.

FLAVOUR PROFILE – We’ve said this many a times and we’ll say it again: start with light flavour profiles and then work your way up. You wouldn’t jump straight into the deep end if you couldn’t swim right? The same concept goes with cigars. The lighter the flavour profile of the cigars, the easier it is to smoke. We have plenty of light cigars for sale online such as; the Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.2.


TALK TO OTHERS – When you are starting out in anything, it’s great to hear other people’s thoughts and experiences. That’s why it’s you should talk to other aficionados – see what they like and dislike. Gaining experienced aficionados advice is priceless! It’s also interesting to see different opinions people have, as well as being introduced to things you’ve never even heard of before. If you do not know any cigar smokers personally, you can always turn to social media. There are plenty of Facebook and Instagram pages dedicated to cigars. Head over to our Instagram: @egm_cigars to stay updated on all things cigars.

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KEEPING TRACK – This next tip may seem like it can be overlooked, but we think this is extremely helpful. That is to keep track of everything you experience as a cigar smoker, whether that be a certain flavour you loved or a cutting technique you tried. This way you will remember everything that you have experienced. If you don’t keep note, you are more likely to forget the thoughts that you had during these moments. Keeping a journal will mean you can compare your thoughts and it’ll help you establish your favourite parts of smoking. 


NO WAY IS THE RIGHT WAY – If you have done your research, you’ll know that the internet is full of tips and tricks for all aspects of the cigar world. We give plenty of tips to our loyal aficionados. However, you must bear in mind that these are all recommendations – not strict rules. When you smoke a cigar, your enjoyment may be completely different from the next aficionado. The whole smoking experience boils right down to your personal preference. So, of course, you should do your research and learn from all the accessible information – but do not let it determine your experience. Experiment with different recommendations and see which things you love. Your way is the right way – when it comes to your personal experience.

BEGINNER CIGAR PICKS – Here are some of our top picks for any beginner: 

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The Montecristo No.3 Cigar.

  • MONTECRISTO NO.3 CIGAR – This Montecristo is fit for both experienced smokers and beginners. It’s a medium to full-bodied smoke which delivers notes of black pepper and cedar – measuring at a length of 142mm and a ring gauge 42.

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  • H. UPMANN MAJESTIC CIGAR – This light to medium flavoured smoke delivers heavy roasted tobacco notes blended with fruity and vegetal aromas. With a length of 140mm and a ring gauge 40, this is certainly a smoke worth trying.  

Hoyo De Monterrey Petit Robusto Cigar

  • HOYO DE MONTERREY PETIT ROBUSTO CIGAR – Many would agree when we say this is a great smoke for beginners. It features a light flavour profile with a shorter length of 102mm and a ring gauge 50. The smaller length of this cigar along with the mild flavours makes it ideal for someone who’s still finding their feet. 

So, those were our top tips and picks for anyone who is starting their cigar journey. Be sure to check out our full range of sticks in our Cuban cigar shop. If you want to deepen your knowledge, then head over to our Cuban cigar blog