Cigar Advisor Publishes Part 2 of Instructional Series on Aging Cigars

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Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing entertaining and informative content to cigar enthusiasts. Their new September 2013 issue features part 2 of a series by Certified Master Tobacconist David “Doc” Diaz, who writes about how to age cigars and the reasoning behind the process.

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"How & Why Cigars Age: Pt. II" by David "Doc" Diaz

Cigars that are made with a lot of ligero [the strongest of cigar tobaccos] have the greatest capacity to age for a long time, while still retaining sufficient flavor.

The all-new Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor has just published Part 2 of "How and Why Cigars Age" by Certified Master Tobacconist, David "Doc" Diaz.

In "How and Why Cigars Age: Part 1," [Cigar Advisor Magazine, Aug. 2013] David "Doc" Diaz discussed how cigars of non-Cuban origin are aged at the factory level, including micro-fermentation, the process of "marrying," and how aging cigars over long periods of time can affect the flavor and complexity of a cigar. In Part 2, now published to Cigar Advisor’s September issue, Diaz continues his discourse on the principles of extended cigar aging, including which cigars benefit most from it, and more.

Dr. Diaz begins with “one of the more important factors in the capacity of a cigar to improve with age,” that being the strength and the quantity of strong tobacco used in the cigar's blend. “Cigars that are made with a lot of ligero [the strongest of cigar tobaccos] have the greatest capacity to age for a long time, while still retaining sufficient flavor,” he says.

Doc also emphasizes the importance of having the proper humidity levels, compares the difference between aging younger and older cigars, the effects of oxygen on cigars, and how to keep track of how well cigars are aging.

Readers interested in learning about the additional factors required for long aging cigars at home can read the rest of Diaz’s piece in the latest issue of Cigar Advisor Magazine.

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