Cigar Advisor Publishes Cigar Making Article by Nick Perdomo

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Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing cigar enthusiasts with entertaining and informative content. Their December 2013 issue features the latest installment in Nick Perdomo's unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the process of making cigars, with this month's topic being making the cigar boxes.

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Nick Perdomo Gives An Inside Look At Making Cigar Boxes

As they do with their tobacco and cigars, Perdomo employs numerous quality control steps to ensure the boxes are made to precise standards.

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 Magazine has published a new article by Nick Perdomo, president and CEO of Perdomo Cigars, in his continuing series on tobacco farming and cigar making. Entitled, “The Art of Making Cigar Boxes,” Nick describes in great detail how their cigar boxes are made, and why they surpass the standards of the average factory cigar box.

“Before you can make a cigar box you need top grade timber, and plenty of it, especially No.1 Spanish cedar,” says Nick. “We buy only the very best trees.” The company also has an environmentally-friendly policy: “For every tree that we cut, we plant three more in its place,” adds Nick.

Readers will also learn about the state-of-the-art technology Perdomo uses to make their boxes, including electronic meters that measure the amount of moisture in the wood before cutting, laser-guided saws, and large kilns that dry the wood to a moisture standard of 5%, which helps ensure the wood will not warp.

Sanding is also integral to the process of making a better cigar box. “We start with a 60 grit sanding and go all the way up to an ultra-fine 360 grit,” writes Nick. “By the end of the process the box is smooth as silk.”

As they do with their tobacco and cigars, Perdomo employs numerous quality control steps to ensure the boxes are made to precise standards. Everything is checked, from the quality of the sanding, to the precision of the silk-screening, to the final application of the lacquer, after which, the boxes are dried naturally with warm, filtered air.

“I see our boxes as pieces of fine furniture,” writes Nick, “and they're made that way, too.”

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