Cigars are a great way to unwind after a long day, mark an occasion or bond with friends. That said, if you're new to the sport, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. So if you are looking to explore the cigar game, expand your knowledge or want to buy a gift for a cigar aficionado, Cigora is a great place to start. Cigora provides the knowledge you need to navigate the world of handmade cigars by simply connecting you with a community of cigar enthusiasts.

Cigora's beginner recommendations differ from others on the market because they don't stick to just mellow or classic varieties. Instead, the guide covers a range of price points, bodies and flavor profiles. Ranging from mellow, beginner friendly options to full-bodied powerhouses, a variety of high-quality cigars can be found in their Ultimate Beginner Cigar Sampler. So whether you are looking for advice, recommendations or just a simple guide on where to begin— we have broken down the Beginner Sampler below.

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Top 10 Beginner Cigars

Pro Tip from Cigora: "As we move into the fuller-bodied side of the sampler, set yourself up for success. None of these cigars are going to be “too much” if you approach them correctly. Enjoy fuller cigars after a full meal, and if you like, with a sugary beverage – a Rum & Coke or a Dr. Pepper works well."

What Next?

If you have worked your way through the sampler you might be thinking where do I go from here? No worries — Cigora recommends you take notes on what you did and didn't like. Then do some research. Do the cigars you like have something in common? Is it the wrapper leaf, the country, the flavors, the body? As you continue to explore more cigars, you will learn what type of blends fit your taste.

Another idea is to try more cigars from a brand you enjoyed. While the cigars within a brand will taste very different, you’ll often find that particular cigar makers or factories have a signature “style” you can latch onto. And lastly, ask the Cigora community. Post on the website and tell people what you tried, what you are looking for and get ready to unlock a wealth of specialty knowledge and new recommendations.