What are the most popular types?
It’s down to personal preference but the most popular cigars smoked at our hotel are Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2, Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill, Partagas D4, Bolivar Libertadores and Cohiba Robusto. For me, the only cigars worth smoking are from Cuba. If you’re new to cigars, begin with something simple like an H Upmann Half Corona, Cohiba Siglo 1 or a Montecristo No. 5.
Talk us through the different cigar sizes…
Some brands like Cohiba or Trinidad have their own sizes, but the most common sizes from smallest to largest are: Mareva, Corona, Robusto, Double Corona, Sublimes and Salomones. Bigger isn’t necessarily better, though they do tend to pack in more tobacco than a thinner one.
What is the ‘body’ of a cigar and does it matter?
When we talk about the body of the cigars, we mean the strength of each cigar. It definitely matters, as the bigger the body of a cigar, the stronger it is.
What are the best brands to know about?
Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta and Partagas. If you’re after a rare, really special cigar, try Don Candido, Don Alfredo, or Cuban Davidoff Dom Perignon.