While it is important to store cigars in a humidor for at least a week after purchasing from an online cigar retailer, cigars don't begin to really change appreciably for at least a year.
Easton, PA (PRWEB) August 24, 2013
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Written by Cigar Advisor Executive Editor Lou Tenney as an introduction and guide, the article defines the terms, and cites examples when each might be appropriate.
Tenney starts with a discussion of the old "70/70 rule," which dictates the optimum environment for cigars in degrees Fahrenheit and ambient Rh (relative humidity) expressed as a percentage. "This rule figures heavily into cigar storage, whether short- or long-term," Tenney writes, "as well as making cigar purchases."
"I hear people all the time talking about an aged cigar, when it's only been in their humidor for three or four months," Tenney says. "We're confusing resting with aging. While it is important to store cigars in a humidor for at least a week after purchasing from an online cigar retailer, cigars don't begin to really change appreciably for at least a year."
He continues, "Even then, the effects can be undesirable, such as a loss of flavor or strength: a mild cigar will become nearly flavorless, while a cheaper cigar will transform into a slightly better-burning cheap cigar. It takes a truly special cigar to improve appreciably after a aging year or more in ideal humidor conditions, and you're basically trading strength for complexity."
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