Top 5 Best Cigars for Beginners

Top 5 Best Cigars for Beginners

It's finally here! After much anticipation and request for this particular post, we've managed to narrow it down to create our top 5 best cigars for beginners. While we know there's so many that could be added or replaced on this list, these are just a few to get you beginners out there started!

We bring you these 5 favourites straight from the expert himself! Akil, the captain of the Be Urbane ship, has been in the cigar industry for over 25 years. When we asked him what his top 5 recommendations would be for beginners, he said:

"You can't go wrong with the classics. They're called classics for a reason. But at the same time, there's a whole new generation entering the world of Cigars and I always like taking that into account as well when recommending a particular cigar especially for a beginner. This is a loaded question because when I speak to a novice and they ask me for recommendations, I try to get to know a little more about them. What's their flavour profile like? What are the cigars for (wedding, golfing, relaxing etc.)? Will they be smoked indoors or outdoors? There's a lot of factors I take into consideration before carefully assisting them in choosing the perfect cigar. I've chosen these 5 because they have the perfect mix of classic and modern, they have a balance of flavours, they're all in the range of light to medium strength, and they never cease to impress those who give them a go!"

So, let's dive right in!

1. Montecristo Open Eagle

The Montecristo Open Eagle is a medium strength cigar perfect for any occasion. There are coffee bean and cedar flavours to the smoke that turn nutty and finish with a hint of sweet marzipan and sassafras. These cigars are aimed at a new generation of smokers who enjoy the pleasures of outdoor pursuits!

2. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

If there is a quintessential Cuban robusto, the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 probably holds that title. This light to medium cigar has been around for decades and is a favourite among fans of Cuban cigars for its delicate nuance, complexity and aroma.

3. H. Upmann Half Coronas

Small but mighty is the best way we can describe this H. Upmann Half Corona. This light to medium strength cigar produces an earthy smoke full of leather, nuts and a hint of fruit. Perfect for a quick, short smoke!

4. Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleurs

The body of this Mille Fleurs is right in the medium level, and is never too powerful. Handmade to perfection, it is full of floral aromas, complemented by sweet, leathery tones. It is an ideal cigar for novice smokers or for a morning smoke paired with a cup of coffee.

5. Cohiba Siglo I

The Cohiba Siglo I cigar is a medium strength corona that is packed with flavour. It has a creamy sweetness to begin with, followed by rich mocha flavours and a medium tobacco taste. Small in size but definitely not in flavour, this cigar makes for a perfect entry-level cigar!

We hope this helps you in choosing your first (or your next) cigar! Which of these have you tried or want to try? Have any other beginner recommendations? Be sure to leave them below for others to see!

If you found this post useful, be sure to share it with a fellow cigar connoisseur or a beginner!

Lastly, if you're in the Toronto area, be sure to swing by and check out our walk-in humidor stocked with all your favourites (or just to say "HI" 👋🏻).

Happy Smoking!

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