Cruise for a Single

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Cigar Stores & Clubs and other Cigar topics.

How do I find a good single cigar in my local cigar store?

Cruise for a Single

If you're cruising your local cigar store, chances are you're looking for a single cigar or two -- otherwise, you should proably be shopping online or through a cigar catalog. Here's a guide to looking for a good single cigar in a cigar shop:

* If you plan to smoke right away, look for open boxes in the cigar shop's humidor that appear to have been there for a while. Cigars are shipped "wet" to avoid drying, and need to sit for a week or more in a proper environment before smoking. If you're holding them in your own humidor, this is not a problem.

* Squeeze the cigar gently. It should "give" but not be too soft.

* Look at the wrapper. It should be smooth and tight, and not damaged on either end.

* Look at the tobacco in the exposed end. Look for extreme or abrupt color changes. Poor tastes and uneven burns will often be the result.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Cigar Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Phyllis Serbes