There is a difference between a fine cigar and just any ordinary cigar. For instance, Davidoff Cigars have been hand-rolled since 1911; they offer a unique blend of tobacco, which is said to offer a sense of elegance. A great cigar is rolled only from the finest tobacco; it may be bunched, molded, or binded to make a quality blend wrapper or filler for the cigar. The tobacco to be used is carefully chosen based on certain aspects such as texture, strength, and size. Some tobacco requires three to four years of calculated preparation to ensure each cigar is of great quality. If you buy a cigar that has a circular cap, then you know without a doubt it has been hand-rolled.
There are three main kinds of tobacco that are necessary to roll a cigar. The small or broken leaves are used as a filler, while the wrapper is called the binder. The secondary leaf is whole, and the appearance is of very little concern. The last leaf is large, and it is of a fine texture. A uniform appearance is desirable, because this is the outermost leaf. You may find that some cigars have a very high quality outside leaf, however, they may be filled with poor filler that leaves much to be desired.
If you find a product that has been marked with HTL, then more than likely you are looking at a cigar that has been rolled by a machine. A homogenized tobacco leaf is manufactured by processing leaf scraps with vegetable gum and then rolling the mixture into sheets. These sheets are durable enough to be rolled by machines versus whole leaves that are often too fragile. If you have a cigar with added flavoring, then chances are you are not handling a hand-rolled cigar.
With so many cigar varieties to choose from it is often hard to pick just one brand. If you are new to smoking cigars, then it may take some time to find a blend that you are satisfied with. Davidoff Cigars are considered to be the smallest hand-rolled cigars on the market. They provide an exquisite taste, and offer the same strength and quality of many of the larger cigars. It is not to say that machine rolled cigars are of a lesser quality. However, when you have a product that has been handcrafted, the quality is undeniable.
When you enter a cigar shop expect to see many different shapes and sizes. Do not choose the largest or cheapest cigar you can find if you want to ensure your cigar will be enjoyable. Each box is stamped to signify the strength of the tobacco; and just remember the darker the leaf is, the stronger the tobacco will be. If you have never smoked a cigar before, then consider starting with a box stamped with C C C. This stands for claro, and this is the lightest tobacco you will find used in a cigar. However, if you are looking for …