Beginners Guide: 4 Tips on How to Develop Your Cigar Palate

Beginners Guide: 4 Tips on How to Develop Your Cigar Palate

We’re back with another beginner’s guide for your Cuban cigar lovers – this time we’re going to be giving you tips on how you can develop your cigar palate. Something that you’ll find as you gain more experience with cigars is that your taste will evolve. What was once too much for you will become just right – which is why you should make an effort to expand your palate. You’ll find many things you love and many things you don’t along the way, but it’s all part of the unforgettable journey. We always want to do our best to help you smoke better, so here are 4 tips on how you can develop your cigar palate.


ASSUMPTIONS – There are plenty of cigar myths and assumptions swimming around the cigar world, which we’re all guilty of falling for. The saying goes: assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by – and that certainly goes when choosing Cuban cigars online. With it being such a subjective experience, it’ll be almost certain that no two people will hold the same opinion on a smoke. People tend to cling to these assumptions when they’re searching for their next stick, meaning they miss out the chance of trying certain things. So, try your best to avoid following assumptions when purchasing your next smoke, as it could stop you from finding something great! 

Selection of Cuban Cigars. EGM Cigars


THE INFLUENCE OF OTHERS – Now, this next tip is similar to the previous, but it still stands as important. Do not let other people’s views sway your decisions. Sure you can ask them their recommendations and what they thought, but who's to say that your experience will be the same as theirs? The chances are, it won’t be. The stigma that surrounds certain shapes, flavours and brands of a cigar can tend to get in the heads of aficionados – causing you to skip trying them for yourselves. Don’t let other people’s experience influence yours! 


MISCONCEPTIONS – So, you may find that you turn to the cigar wrapper to help yourself make your selection when browsing through cigars for sale online. Well, you should never judge a cigar by its wrapper! We know that people tend to rely a lot on the wrapper to give them an idea of what to expect from the smoke – this isn’t necessarily an accurate method. While the wrapper will give some indications, it’s not something to solely focus on – so try to look beyond the looks of the cigar. 

Lighting a Cigar. EGM Cigars


A SECOND CHANCE – Everyone deserves a second chance, right? At least that certainly stands for cigars. It’s important to remember that each cigar on our Cuban cigar shop is completely handmade – making each one unique. So, your next experience could be different from the last one you had. Plus, your taste evolves – something that you previously felt disliked could have grown on you. So, there’s no harm in giving a second chance. 

There are 4 tips for you to remember when you’re thinking of expanding your horizons in the cigar world. Be sure to let us know any of your top tips in the comments below, we’d love to hear them! In the meantime, check out our Cuban cigar blog for plenty of cigar top tips: