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March 15, 2013

Trying Machine Made Cigars when entering the Cigar World

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It can be very intimidating entering the cigar world as a newbie.  There are so many different types of cigars on the market, such as Little Cigars, Filtered Cigars, Machine Made Cigars and Premium Cigars.

Each of these types differs in a few ways.  The typical cigar connoisseur knows what types of flavors they like in a smoke as well as the size, which makes picking a cigar easier.  When you don’t have experience in cigar smoking there is a lot of experimenting that goes into finding what you like in a cigar.

Many people try to say that Little and Filtered Cigars are pretty much the same thing, however Little Cigars smoke more like cigarettes, while filtered cigars smoke more like cigars.  When jumping into the cigar world, many people will start off with machine made to get a taste of what it’s like.  Machine made cigars are different than handmade premium cigars because of the way they are wrapped.  When it comes to premium cigars, the rolling of them is such an art.  Cigar rollers only make a limited amount of cigars in a day to make sure that they are all rolled tightly and to the right standard.  Premium cigars are rolled with natural wrappers because they are hand rolled very carefully, machine made cigars are sent through a machine which does the wrapping and therefore can’t use a natural wrapper because it would not be able to withstand the force of the machine.  The wrapper and tobacco used in machine made cigars make the burn and taste different than premium cigars.

Machine Made Cigars: White Owl Pineapple Cigarillos

White Owl Pineapple Cigarillos

Most cigar connoisseurs will tell you to only smoke handmade cigars, but there really is no harm in trying a machine made first.   If sweet flavors are what you are looking for a great starting point is the popular White Owl Pineapple CigarillosWhite Owl cigars are manufactured in Dothan, Alabama and are a classic brand that date back all the way from 1887. Created with a sheet-type wrapper and binder that encases a mixed filler tobacco blend that is derived from a total of five nations.  This cigar is a great stepping stone into the cigar world and is mild in flavor and great for any occasion.

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