I'm looking to get some input and experiences from those of you more experienced cigar smokers on the forum.
So what I'm wondering is what would be a good, first real cigar for me to try smoking? All of the cigars I've smoked up until now have been cheap shit like Swisher Sweets or Black & Mild's, although I did have a really nice Hav-A-Tampa Jewel Wood Tip Cigar that for a machine rolled, cheap cigar smoked and tasted really well. It was worlds better then Black & Mild's or any of the other cheaper cigars out there. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a tipped cigar to smoke and they were a good price at like $0.79 for a single cigar. Here's a picture...
Anyway back on topic, what would be a good first cigar for me to try out? I'm pretty sure I'm looking for something that's mild since it'll be my first one and I don't want one that's too harsh or anything like that that's going to turn me off of them.
I've done some reading online and from what I can tell a Romeo y Julieta or a Montecristo are two good beginner cigars and I know my local cigar shop carries both brands as well as just about any other cigar out there.
The thing I'm curious about is if I were to go with a Romeo y Julieta or a Montecristo what would be a good one to try since there seems to be so many different versions of them and it's kind of confusing? I'm also open to any and all suggestions for other brands as well.