Tips for Purchasing Your First Cigar in Rutland, VT

March 28, 2019 4:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re new to the world of cigars, then going out to purchase some could very well be an overwhelming and even confusing experience. After all, it’s hard to know what you should be looking for if you don’t have a whole lot of experience with smoking them, let alone buying them. It can be helpful to get the advice of friends who smoke cigars in Rutland, VT before you go out and make your purchase, or even to try a few of theirs to get a sense of what you like.

But if you decide to go into a smoke shop blind, here are some of the factors you should consider when picking out the cigars you’ll take home with you:

  • Price: On your very first time purchasing a cigar in Rutland, VT, you should probably look to spend somewhere between $5 and $8. This will get you a pretty decent cigar, giving you a greater likelihood that you’ll actually enjoy the experience than if you went to a gas station and picked up the cheapest pack of cigars you can find. If you don’t end up liking the cigar, at least you only spent a few bucks on it, but this is a good price point for entry level cigar smokers to look at and still feel like they will have a good experience.
  • Flavor and strength: For beginners, it’s strongly recommended that you start off with a cigar that has a milder flavor with a lighter body and strength. You will have plenty of options for these kinds of cigars at this entry-level price point. This doesn’t mean you have to stick with the milder cigars if you end up enjoying the experience. But think of it like beer, for example—chances are you’re going to start a new craft beer drinker off with something lighter and sweeter rather than going for the bitterest IPA or the darkest, heaviest roasted stout you can find. The same is true with cigars—start off with something that has a broader appeal before exploring more complex flavors.
  • Location: The absolute best place to purchase your cigar is a dedicated cigar shop. Do not purchase cigars at a convenience store or gas station—they’re going to be of much lower quality, have probably not been stored properly and will not result in a good experience, especially for a first-time cigar smoker. You can purchase from online stores after your first purchase, but at the very least, for your first time it’s good to go to an actual brick and mortar specialty store so you can talk to an expert in the shop to get some additional recommendations for the kind of cigar you should choose based on what they have in stock.

These are just a few of the tips we have that will help you make a strong purchase your first time buying cigars in Rutland, VT. Contact Emporium Tobacco & Gifts today with your questions, or just pay us a visit to check out our selection!

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