The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know. — Socrates
Treat the infographic below like a map for the dark. A beginner cigar aficionado is in the dark. This gives him/her a map. S/he may not yet care about every side note on that map – just want to get out of the dark. Check it out for yourself and see our notes after it:
The Finger Pointing
Of course, here’s the nit picking:
- Smoking a Robusto in less that 1 hour seems really hard
- Just because something is maduro doesn’t mean it’s full. There are probably more mild maduros available than there are full.
- Most beginners prefer milder cigars at first, but the graph basically tells beginners to completely avoid more full-body cigars. It’s wrong to assume all beginners will dislike a more powerful cigar.
The Good Stuff
Avoiding Zippos is a good tip – the lighter fluid will give the cigar a funky smell/taste. People use torches because butane is flavor/odorless. The same advice goes for swisher, black n mild, and white owl – these are hardly cigars.
And remember: The cut end always goes in your mouth!