The majority of cigar fanatics will go to a great extent, no matter what, to keep their cigars tasting fresh as the day they were made, mainly if it is premium cigars. Most cigar lovers spend a fortune in picking and choosing the finest cigars. However, the question here is how long does a cigar last? Are the high price and low storage worth losing full flavor in just a short period? Many factors need to be considered to sum up how long a particular cigar can hold onto its newness, flavor, and taste. Cigar fanatics go to enormous lengths to protect the hand-rolled treasures by spending hours, weeks, and years collecting and selecting in anticipation of specific occasions do indulge in their most special blend. The importance of a cigar storage system cannot be overemphasized when talking about protecting the artisanal, handcrafted investment, whether you decide to keep a cigar for 20 minutes or 20 years.

Cigars are manufactured from organically grown plant products. The lifespan of a cigar is affected by atmospheric conditions. If a cigar is stored in a surrounding that is too dry, ultimately, it will lose moisture and turn brittle. A cigar in a damp atmosphere will absorb additional moisture and become soggy. In either situation, a cigar’s shelf life is unfavorable, as well as the possibility of smoking. A cigar humidor eliminates the above concerns by maintaining the cigars’ most favorable conditions to be stored and aged. You can always remove the hygrometer from your humidor and regulate it using the salt or towel methods, maybe once in three months for better internal conditions of the cigar. Like the Cigar Studio humidor, a superior quality humidor is the most prominent and sensible means to store and protect the cigars.

When a cigar is stored well, one can expect it to last longer, given that the internal humidity levels and airflow is sustained well. Besides, personal preference more often imposes the ultimate humidity level in a humidor. The user should space cigars adequately to improve air circulation; this helps the cigars maintain its freshness while remaining sufficiently moist. Cigar Humidor differs in price based on built, size, quality, aesthetics, etc. Although despite how expensive or intricate the humidor is, the critical aspect is how well the user maintains the conditions. If done right, a cigar can last for years in a humidor that is kept well. Cigar Studio humidors are easy to maintain. Displaying the humidor to extremes temperatures such as direct sunlight or placing it on top of an air radiator or conditioner is terrible for the humidor and cigars.

As mentioned, Cigars can last for years in a well-maintained humidor. A Cigar like cheese or wine builds up a distinctive and much better flavor profile with age. Well, the majority of cigar aficionados believe that cigars build up best flavors after about four to five years or even twelve to twenty- four months in a well-regulated humidor. Since there are different types and shapes of the cigar, there are no specific rules to age them. You can always enquire in your local cigar store for advice on how long to store a particular cigar, depending on the brand, type, etc., and go ahead with options most suitable for the cigars.

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