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Cigar Humidors: A Must-Have For Every Cigar Aficionado

October 21st, 2010

Every cigar aficionado needs a cigar humidor.

Cigar HumidorJust in case you’re not familiar with it, a cigar humidor is a specialized box that is used to store cigars. What’s special about it is it maintains a perfect balance of temperature and humidity for extending the life of cigars. They not only hold and preserve your cigars, they also nicely display your collection!

More than just a home for your cigars  

You know you should never store cigars in a refrigerator, as they can dry them out, ruining them. Perhaps the most important aspect of a cigar humidor is its climate controlled environment. The climate controlled environment that your precious cigars will be housed in keeps your cigars fresh. This means it preserves the look and taste over long periods of time.

Just like wine racks, humidors come in a variety of styles with different shapes and sizes.

Price-wise, they can range anywhere from $50 to thousands of dollars. Yes, they can be expensive, but this is because they can automatically heat, cool, dehumidify and humidify your cigars according to changes in the outside environment.

If you’re in the market for one (or know someone who is) and can’t find one to your liking, you can have one customized according to your taste. If customization costs are a little too much for you right now, you can also customize and chest or cabinet you have into a cigar humidor!  There are wine cellar humidification systems that allow you to do this.

In your local cigar shop, you’ll most likely find a walk-in humidor. These are super sized versions of cigar humidors — custom tailored rooms filled with various brands of cigars.  Needless to say, cigar humidors are essentials for any serious cigar smoker.

Whether you’re a casual cigar smoker or an affluent aficionado, you know those fine Cuban cigars deserve a home. Invest in a cigar humidor to keep your collection lasting longer and smelling and tasting fresh all the time!


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