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If you're a cigar enthusiast, you could make them an investment option

by , 19 September 2013

An investment like cigars takes time to enjoy. Cuban cigars are such an attractive investment is it's an experience not to be rushed. If you're a cigar enthusiast, you could make them an investment option. Read on to find out what you need to do before you invest in cigars…

When it comes to investing in cigars, it is vitally important to seek expert guidance, the team of experts at The South African Investor explain...

Don’t just dash out and buy the most expensive box. This is especially important if considering a purchase on the Internet, which is a market place littered with forgeries.

As with many investments, there’s no use getting involved unless you enjoy the experience as well and it’s advisable to pick the best investment grade cigars that you’d enjoy puffing on yourself. It also helps just in case the market goes up in smoke.

You need to experience your cigar investment

To be able to invest in a cigar, you need to have sampled it so you can sell the taste and experience of the cigar to your prospective buyer. Because of this, you need to consider the following elements of cigar smoking…

Small cigars may last 20 minutes, but longer ones can last an hour or more. Before kicking off your shoes and lying back in the chair, a cigar enthusiast and investor should spend money on a few other essentials.

A cigar cutter or scissors are essential. It’s a schoolboy error to bite the head off, like a Clint Eastwood tough guy. The ideal draw comes from a clean cut a 1/8 of an inch from the head of the cigar.

Take your time and do a thorough lighting job. Nothing ruins the pleasure of a Havana faster than a thin smoke drawn when you’ve lit it badly. Then slowly sip at the cigar to enjoy the pleasure, rather than gulp or - the worst cardinal sin of all - inhale.

There’s also the drink to consider. Coffee complements a morning puff, but the ideal tipple is a glass of sparkling champagne to cleanse the pallet. After your evening meal, a tumbler of single malt or cognac also goes well with a top cigar. An accompanying glass of Cuban rum will provide the most authentic experience.

So there you have it, what you need to do before you invest in cigars.



If you're a cigar enthusiast, you could make them an investment option
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