Looking for guidance
I kinda of explained my background, and my in and out past tendency with the hobby due to young age, military, and life in general. I’m finally at a settled down point in my life, and hope to finally settle in with this hobby and see where it takes me.
I’ve always really enjoyed premium cigars, from the age of 10 onwards. But I have to admit, I’ve typically went the flavored or infused route. It all started with vanilla cigars in the Dominican as a kid.
After a hiatus, I attempted an ACID Kuba, and decided maybe that wasn’t the route for me, and that I’m chasing a more tobacco taste at this point.
My closest cigar shop is about 2 hours away. I live in a town of 300 in Western NC mountains. The options I have local are your typical flavored cigars at the “tobacco/vape” shops that have a single desktop humidor with cheap cigar that they sell for 20$ a stick. So at this point, I purchased a 16L Wineador, and have completed seasoning it. That way, I can order cigars and not be concerned with ruining them.
I’m looking for some help from you guys, as the choices are absolutely overwhelming. I don’t really know where to go, and I’m hoping if I explain a little bit about past experiences, you guys can guide me in ordering the right cigar, or right sampler to truly get started.
I know in the past, a large turn off for me is a harsh tobacco flavor, or maybe peppery? Kinda where it has a spice on the tongue, and has a long lingering aftertaste. So I guess I should be looking at mellow, or mild cigars. But I don’t know that for sure or not.
I guess I’m really just looking for the best sampler, to truly get a taste for what I do like. I’ve noticed most samplers are of a single brand, or single profile. It’s all just a bit overwhelming, and without a local lounge, I’m hoping some experience can help me out!
Thank you in advance!