Just like you keep your fine jewelry in a jewelry box, and other valuables in a safe place, you need to keep your cigars safe.
Enter the Humidor, if you're a serious cigar smoker then I'm sure that you have a fine humidor to keep your beauties safe.
Temperature humidity controlled humidor:
This means keeping your cigars in a controlled dark environment, an environment that controls the climate. You need to keep your cigars in the same humid tropical environment that the tobacco plants grew in.
Some people believe that keeping cigars in a refrigerator will keep them fresh, this is a huge misconception, as the refrigerator will actually draw the moisture out of your cigars.
Humidity in a humidor:
Cigars are best stored at temperatures between 68-70 degrees, and 70-72 percent humidity this mirrors the climate that the tobacco was grown in.
This environment will keep the cigars from becoming dry and brittle. So if you're new to the pleasure of smoking fine cigars you'll want to invest in a humidor.
Take your time and do some research. You don't have to spend a lot of money on a humidor. Your new humidor will probably come with a humidifying system to keep the air moist, and a hygrometer to measure the humidity.
This picture is my personal humidor. Some of these cigars I've had for years in my humidor.
I prefer to unwrap my cigars before I put them in my humidor.
In my opinion, the flavors of the different tobaccos seem to meld together.
Here are some great choices for beginners or the serious cigar smoker. These make great gifts for any occasion.
Mantello 100 Cigar Desktop Humidor GlasstopScorch Torch 25-50 Cigar Humidor Humidifier w/ HygrometerMantello 25-50 Cigar Desktop Humidor Humidifier Royale Glasstop150 ct CIGAR HUMIDOR - BURL WOOD GREAT DISPLAY SHOWQuality Importers Milano 75-100 Cigar Humidor, RosewoodQuality Importers Deauville 100 Cigar Humidor, High Gloss with Tobacco