The Best Cigars for Your Groomsmen

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Whether hand-rolled or man­u­fac­tured, cig­ars are con­tin­u­ing to be a pop­u­lar gift to give to your grooms­men. When your grooms­men are dressed up in their dap­per suits and tux­es, you want to give them a cig­ar that’s unique and helps com­mem­o­rate the expe­ri­ence. Here’s how you can find some of the best cig­ars for gift-giv­ing.

Know How to Rate a Cigar

Cig­ars are cre­at­ed dif­fer­ent­ly and range in fla­vor, size, and shape. It’s impor­tant to know how to rate a cig­ar before mak­ing a pur­chase for your grooms­men.   When con­sid­er­ing a cig­ar, pay atten­tion to the head and foot as well as the filler and wrap­per. The wrap­per is respon­si­ble for much of the cig­a­r’s fla­vor and there are light to dark vari­eties. The fill of a cig­ar is a blend of tobac­co that’s fer­ment­ed and dried. The head is what will be placed in the mouth and will have to be cut, while the foot is the side of the cig­ar that will be lit. Con­sid­er cig­ars that are easy to cut with a guil­lo­tine for any of your grooms­men who are new to smok­ing.

Determine Flavor, Smoking Characteristics and Burn Time

There are sev­er­al fla­vors of cig­ars to con­sid­er, from woodsy fla­vors to fruity fla­vors. Sim­i­lar to cof­fee and liquor, it’s all about what you like. No one fla­vor is bet­ter than anoth­er inher­ent­ly. Some of the most pop­u­lar types of cig­ars to get have dis­tinc­tive fla­vors and don’t have to be expen­sive. For the grooms­man who fan­cies fla­vor with a fruit base, opt for some of the most pop­u­lar fla­vors, includ­ing mel­on-fla­vored cig­ars or one that has a hint of straw­ber­ry. Burn time is also impor­tant to con­sid­er. For a longer burn time, use wood­en match­es. Butane lighters can be used but offer short­er burn times.

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Gentux’s Top Picks

To make choos­ing the ide­al cig­ars eas­i­er, here are some qual­i­ty cig­ar brands to con­sid­er:

  • Romeo y Juli­et. Romeo y Juli­et is a pop­u­lar medi­um-bod­ied brand of cig­ars hand­craft­ed in the Domini­can Repub­li­can since the mid-1800s. This clas­sic brand offers sev­er­al under­tones of spices and nut­ty or woodsy notes, such as hazel­nut and cedar, and often includes a blend of Domini­can and Brazil­ian long fillers with a java wrap­per from Indone­sia. This brand also comes in fla­vors, such as cof­fee and oak.
  • Rocky Patel. This bou­tique-style cig­ar is craft­ed in Nicaraguan fac­to­ries and fea­tures pre­mi­um tobac­cos and is strong. It is pro­duced in small batch­es, which makes it a high­ly in-demand gift that’s ide­al for your best man or an hon­oree grooms­man.
  • Boli­var. These hand­craft­ed cig­ars are con­struct­ed in a way that pro­duces spicy and earthy aro­mas. As a fla­vor­ful one with a strong aro­ma, the Boli­var offers an intense smok­ing ses­sion that’s ide­al for an expe­ri­enced smok­er.
  • Arturo Fuente. These Domini­can pop­u­lar cig­ars offer a vari­ety of blends that pro­vide a taste that is full- or medi­um-bod­ied.
  • Cohi­ba. This hand­made cig­ar brand offers a vari­ety of fla­vors, includ­ing cocoa, cin­na­mon, and caramel. It also has a medi­um-bod­ied size.

No mat­ter what you go with, we can pret­ty much guar­an­tee that you and your boys will look great and have fun. What goes bet­ter with a dap­per look than a cig­ar? The only thing you’re miss­ing is the fedo­ra.

While choos­ing a gift might give you some grief, you should­n’t have to stress over what to wear. Gen­er­a­tion Tux offers an easy process for grooms and grooms­men. With dozens of options to choose from and high-qual­i­ty fab­rics, you can’t go wrong. See what we have to offer to make your union extra­or­di­nary.

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