When choosing a cigar, check out a local cigar club first. They will likely have a fully equipped humidor and an experienced tobacco grower to guide you through the selection. When you arrive at the cigar club, you get into a box of cigars. You can also buy great quality cigars through various online sources.
Humidors help maintain optimal moisture levels in tobacco. If it is too wet, the tobacco will rot. If it's not moist enough, the cigar will dry out and lose its taste and aroma.
If you are buying a cigar for the first time, stay away from the more expensive one because at this point you can't really enjoy the distinctive components of an expensive cigar. In addition, price is not the most important factor when choosing a cigar. There are much cheaper cigars out there that have the highest ratings of any major cigar publication.
Although price is not that important when choosing a cigar. It is the cigar design and the quality of the tobacco that matters the most. The design of the cigar determines how smooth and even the puff is when smoking. You can test the construction of a cigar by rolling it between your thumb and index finger.
The second important factor when buying cigars is the quality of tobacco. You usually can't tell the quality of tobacco just by looking at the outside of the cigar.
So how do you know which brand uses good quality tobacco? It is mainly based on reputation. Ask your tobacco manufacturer or friends for cigars that use good quality tobacco. It's usually safe to bet on the bigger brands.